Mac, Information Detective, in...The Curious Kids and Why Dolphins Visit Curiosity Creek: A Storybook Approach to Introducing Research Skills and its accompanying educators' guide, deals with teaching the inquiry process to young learners (K-3). Mac, Information Detective, introduces the ending stage of the research process in which students evaluate their information and their inquiry process and decide how to present their findings to others. Lessons are all coordinated to AASL information literacy standards and national content area standards as applicable in language arts and science. The read aloud illustrated picture book is accompanied by an educator's guide offering lesson plans and many reproducible worksheets for student use. Interactive pages placed throughout the read aloud picture books help teachers and librarians pace their reading and introduce activities that teach the ending stage of the inquiry process. A vocabulary list is included to aide in student comprehension. Grades K-3.
Dr. Marilyn P. Arnone is the Director of Educational Media, Syracuse University Center for Digital Literacy and President of Creative Media Solutions. Sharon Coatney is a former school library media specialist, a past president of the AASL and the Acquisitions Editor for School Library Media, Libraries Unlimited.