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Request Form

Use this online form to request library instruction.  Be sure to highlight "Specialized Instruction" and provide the name of the assignment you would like the librarian to focus on.


Scanvenger Hunt

In this activity, students become familiar with library resources they can use as a reading student, resources for personal enjoyment, and quiet places to read and study.  Students also experience reading a map.  Students can complete this outside of classroom time.


Basic Description

This guide includes a variety of library-related and information literacy assignments that can be incorporated into reading courses.  Assignments are listed under the following tabs:

  • Language/Vocabulary
  • Inference
  • Skim/Scan
  • Main Idea/Details/Summary
  • Compare/Contrast/Evaluation
  • Independent Book or Essay

Tabs for each class are also provided to help you identify appropriate assignments.  For each assignment, relevant reading competencies and corresponding information literacy competencies are identified.  In addition, information on the estimated time to complete the assignment, whether library instruction is recommended, and if it can be completed online is included. An RTF version of each assignment is available for your convenience.

As you navigate through this guide, you will notice COMMENTS links.  The Reading Department and the Library Department strongly encourage you to leave comments about your experiences using these assignments so that we an improve upon them.  Thank you very much!


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