Livingston Lord Library
Curriculum Materials Center

Teaching Methods – Speech, Theatre, and English 
Library Resources Located at Livingston Lord Library,
 Minnesota State University Moorhead  

1.Locating Materials in the Curriculum Materials Center

a.Curriculum Bulletins/Guides and Standards

i.Locate curriculum bulletins/guides in paper format by adding the words “curriculum bulletin” to your WebPALS search.  For example, CURRICULUM BULLETIN LANGUAGE ARTS.

ii.Kraus Curriculum Development Library (microfiche collection).  Use Kraus Curriculum Dev. Collection Online on the web -- A searchable collection of nearly 5,000 curriculum guides, including frameworks, objectives, teaching units, lesson plans, etc.  covers early childhood through adult basic education. Here's a handout on how to search in Kraus Online.

iii.Standards and Related Resources

a.For standards and benchmarks in English Language Arts, see Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education.  Curric. Ref. 379.1 K33c 2000

b.Curriculum Handbook.  Curric. Ref. 375 C976 Vol. 1.  For Language Arts, this contains an overview, a discussion of trends, selected research related to instruction, and a list of recommended and up-to-date curriculum-related resources.  The “Trends” section would be useful reading before you interview for jobs.    

b.Textbooks  

Locate textbooks by adding the word "sample text" to your WebPALS search. For example:

Textbooks are located in a special section on the 2nd floor.

c.Multi-media Materials  

To locate multimedia/audiovisual materials -- limit your search by FORMAT in WebPALS. For example:


 

Step One:  Do a search for your topic by keyword or subject heading keyword

     Step Two: Click "Limit Search"

    Step Three:  Limit your search by format (Note: Audiovisual is the broadest limit for
    multimedia materials.  You can limit specifically to "video tape" as one example):


 

d.Juvenile Books  

Do a search for a topic in WebPALS and add the word "juvenile" to your keyword or subject heading keyword search. For example:

2.Teacher Resources in the Library General Collection—on WebPALS do subject heading keyword searches under these terms

a.ACTING TEACHING

b.DRAMA EDUCATION

c.DRAMA TEACHING

d.ORAL COMMUNICATION TEACHING

e.PUBLIC SPEAKING TEACHING

f.SPEECH TEACHING  

g.   LITERATURE TEACHING SECONDARY

h.   LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHING SECONDARY

i.    ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPOSITION TEACHING

3.Locating Lesson Plans/Related Resources on the Internet

a.On the CMC (Curriculum Materials Center) web page web.mnstate.edu/cmc, click on “Internet Links,” and then click on “Lesson Plans/Teaching Resources.”  For lesson plans and other resources, click on “Educator’s Reference Desk.”

b.On this same site above, click on “Speech/Theatre” or “English” for other links.

c.   On this same site above, click on "Reading/Language Arts" and then on "Read, Write, Think."  This site has many excellent and detailed lesson plans.


 

4.       Resources for Poetry, Plays, and Short Stories

Poetry

·Try the Index to Poetry for Children and Young People located in CMC Reference at -- CURRIC. REF. 808.81 B848i 1999   (see blue handout)

·Try The Columbia Granger Index to Poetry and Selected Works in the 1st Floor Reference area at -- REF. PN1022 .C63 1996 and The Columbia Granger Index to Poetry in Anthologies at REF. PN1022 .H39 1997

·Women's Poetry Index, 1st Floor Reference -- REF. PN1024 .G89 1985

·Search Poem Finder on Library home page under “Electronic Databases.”

Plays

·Plays for Children and Young Adults: An Evaluative Index and Guide. CMC Reference at -- CURRIC REF 016.812 K18p -- See subject index in the back for plays about all sorts of topics.

·Play Index (through 1997) -- 1st Floor -- REF. Z5781 .W48

·Inter-play [computer file] : an on-line index to plays in collections, anthologies and periodicals. Location: http://www.lib.pdx.edu/systems/interplay/ -- Can search by author, title, and subject. Really cool!

·Search Essay/Speech/Play Finder on Library home page under “Electronic Links.”

Short Stories

·Short Story Index -- 1st Floor Reference -- REF. Z5917.S5 C62

·Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, 8th Ed. CURRIC REF. 028.52 M627 2000 -- This resource includes an annotated, reviewed list of short story collections on a variety of topics, beginning on p. 560. Also see supplement at CURRIC REF 028.52 M627 2000 Suppl. 2002 for short stories and other resources from last year.

·Senior High School Library Catalog, 16th ed. CURRIC REF 017 S477 2002 - Annotated, reviewed list of short story collections begins on p. 650

·Search Story Finder on Library home page under “Electronic Links.”
 

5.        Education Databases

a. From the "Electronic Databases" drop-down list on the Library home page, choose from the following databses to search topics of your interest.  You may find very specific resources that will help you teach specific units/lesson plans.

  1. ERIC Database (CSA)

  2. ERIC FirstSearch

  3. Education (Wilson Web)

b. As a MSUM student/faculty member, you have access from off-campus to the Library databases.  Form the Library home page, click on "LibProxy for Off Campus Access to Databases" and follow the directions.

6.      Young Adult Literature: Recently Published Curriculum Materials Center Reference Resoruces 

·America as Story: Historical Fiction for Middle and Secondary Schools.  Curric. Ref. 016.813 C674a

·Beacham’s Guide to Literature for Young Adults.  Curric. Ref. 028.1 B365

·Best Books for Young Adults.  Curric. Ref. 028.1 C323b 2000

·Best Books for Young Teen Readers, Grades 7 to 10.  Curric. Ref. 011.62 B5611

·Books For You: An Annotated Booklist for Senor High.  Curric. Ref. 028.9 B724 2001

·Building an ESL Collection for Young Adults: A Bibliography of Recommended Fiction and Nonfiction Books for Schools and Public Libraries.  Curric. Ref. 016.4282 M121b

·Characters In Young Adult Literature.  Curric. Ref. 809.3 G478c

· Children's and Young Adult Literature by Latino Writers: A Guide for Librarians, Teachers, Parents, and Students.  Curric. Ref. 016.8108 Y63c

· Children's and Young Adult Literature by Native Americans: A Guide for Librarians, Teachers, Parents, and Students.  Curric. Ref. 016.8108 Y63c

·High/Low Handbook: Best Books and Web Sites for Reluctant Teen Readers.  Curric. Ref. 016.027 L6978h

·Hit List for Young Adults 2: Frequently Challenged Books.  Curric. Ref. 098 H674 2002

·Hit List: Frequently Challenged Books for Young Adults.  Curric. Ref. 098 H674

·Latina and Latino Voices in Literature for Children and Teenagers.  Curric. Ref. 016.8109 D273L

·Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults.  Curric. Ref. 016.8108 D2737L

·Many Peoples, One Land: A Guide to New Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults.  Curric. Ref. 016.8108 H475m

·Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog.  Curric. Ref. 028.52 M627 2000

·Picture This: Picture Books for Young Adults: A Curriculum-Related Annotated Bibliography.  Curric. Ref. 016.0285 M445p

·Radical Reads: 101 YA Novels on the Edge.  Curric. Ref. 028.5 B6661r

·St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers.  Curric. Ref. 820.9 S77458

·Senior High School Library Catalog.  Curric. Ref. 017 S477 1997

·Teen Genreflecting.  Curric. Ref. 016.813 H531t

·What Do Young Adults Read Next?:  A Reader’s Guide to Fiction for Young Adults.  Curric. Ref. 016.813008 S745w vol. 2

·Writers for Young Adults Supplement 1.  Curric. Ref. 921 W956 Supp. 1

·Your Reading: An Annotated Booklist for Middle School and Junior High.  Curric. Ref. 011.62 Y81 2003

Compiled by Carol H. Sibley, Curriculum Librarian, and Brittney Goodman, Instruction Librarian, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2/05.