ABE Fundamentals of Reading

Use this tool to understand how the research skills contained in the course outcomes, or other indicators, align with developmental stages of information literacy and critical thinking. See how PCC Librarians can help support the integration of research concepts and skills at levels appropriate to the course outcomes. This guide was prepared by the PCC librarians for ABE Fundamentals of Reading (ABE 0783)

Research support framework

The following shows where ABE Fundamentals of Reading fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Perceptual Shift / Skills Instruction
  • I know what the library is, and where it is
  • I feel like the library is a welcoming place
  • I know who the librarians are
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Connecting to college
  • Time management
  • Note Taking
  • Building on incremental successes

Library support of CCOGs

These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Access information through a variety of resources


Outcome assessment strategies relating to information literacy: 
  1. Complete a computer-based assignment
  2. Choose and complete a book for independent reading
Course content relating to information literacy: 
  • Learning strategies
  • Time management
  • Completing tasks
Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 



Course integrated research support

These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.

Corresponding information literacy outcomes: 


  1. Understand that the library is a place to connect to the college
  2. Improve studentship, using time management and task focus to learn fundamental searching skills
  3. Explore career information available through the library
Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Recognize the librarians as contacts for information about college services and information sources
  2. Navigate to at least  one introductory level library tool for topic search
  3. Define a career area and search introductory information sources


Bridging competencies: 
  • Ability to listen and follow directions in a sequential way
  • Ability to wait for turn to ask a question
  • Recognize distractions which inhibit learning
  • Read introductory level text
  • Identify personal student account number