After one year as library media specialist and three years teaching English, I’ve learned some of the ins and outs of teaching research inside and beyond the English classroom.

1. Start them young
There are so many skills that students must synthesize to engage in successful research. Students need to locate reliable sources, evaluate the effectiveness of said reliable sources to answer a teacher- or student-driven research question, integrate the research from various sources in a way that makes sense for the audience, and properly cite the sources they’ve used while maintaining a specific format. For these reasons, I urge you...

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  • About the Author:

    Angie Jameson of Kent, Ohio is in her second year of serving as library media specialist at Chagrin Falls (OH) Exempted Village Schools. Previously, Jameson taught high school English and journalism at Chagrin Falls and Stow High School.