March 14, 2013
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will evaluate web resources found in the library database.
- Students will summarize articles and use critical thinking skills to identify the main ideas of the information provided.
- Based on the author’s perspective, and the relationship of the article’s content to their future classroom, students will evaluate the strategies shared and their benefit to learners.
This assignment is for you to find and read an article concerning any aspect of reading education. You should particularly narrow your search to middle or secondary readers/teachers, and to strategies for reading, writing, and vocabulary instruction specific to your content area. The article must be found in ERIC.
To access ERIC,
a. Log in to RamPort.
b. Click on the Library tab.
c. In the center of the page, you will find a dropdown box that says “Find databases by discipline.” Click on education and hit “submit.”
d. Choose the ERIC database.
e. Using the guidelines for the article review and the Library Guide external link information on searches, try a few searches in ERIC to affiliate yourself with the database.
Please note: 1. Only full text articles may be used. 2. No articles may be used before 2000. All must be 2000-2012. 3. Articles found via Google, Wikipedia, or EdWeek will not be accepted. Only articles found in the ERIC database are acceptable.
The first component of the paper is for you to review and summarize the article. Be concise and to the point – remember you are directed to write to inform, there is no limit for words (word count). Explain the article, what it talks about, its points of interest and why you chose it in the first place. Once you have summarized, you then must answer the following four questions. Each question should be addressed as a separate and distinct issue. 1. Do you agree or disagree with the article? This question can be answered for the complete paper or for parts or issues within it. In other words you can agree or disagree on.
Amy M. Williamson
Department of Curriculum and Instruction