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Library support for teachers

A Teacher Librarian is available to support you and your students in the following ways:

  • teach students how to use LibGuides, library databases and the catalogue
  • Assist with the UTAS Step-Up program for Years 11-12
  • Collaboratively plan and teach inquiry units
  • Teach note-taking and paraphrasing skills
  • Show students how to identify credible information sources
  • Teach academic integrity skills including strategies to reduce the incidence of plagiarism
  • Curate subject-specific resources in LibGuides and provide resources to differentiate the curriculum

Guided inquiry resources

Guided inquiry and the PLUS model

Research shows that academic achievement improves if the inquiry process is scaffolded. At Hutchins, we use the PLUS (Purpose, Location, Use and Self-Evaluation) model. Through the use of this model, students will cover many aspects of the ICT and Critical and Creative Thinking General Capabilities. Access the following link for more information regarding this model: 

Information Literacy - A general lesson plan accessible from Atlas

The following guides provide information about the research process for students, helping them to scaffold the process and develop good writing and critical thinking skills:

Supporting Recreational Reading

Refer students and parents to our Great Reads LibGuide for your mini-school: