Level 5 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 Level 5 Reading (ESOL 150)

Research support framework

The following shows where Level 5 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: 

Information literacy content is in other parts of the CCOG

Course content relating to information literacy: 
  • Correlate information from multiple sources for oral or written response
  • Use the Internet to conduct research
  • Participate in a library orientation

    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. Locate the library as physical place and as online service
    2. Define an interest area, or designated topic, to gather information sources about it
    3. Define search terms for interest area


    Information literacy instructional objectives: 
    1. Listen during walking tour of library
    2. Locate and select book(s) to check out and take home in the ESOL collection
    3. Use online catalog to connect "records" to "items"


    Bridging competencies: 
    • Get a PCC student identification (G-number)
    • Understand that key words can be used to identify the topics within books as well as other information sources