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Information Literacy Program at Decker Library

A toolkit for MICA's Information Literacy Program

When To Use

This activity is particularly useful for English Language Learning (ELL) students, but can be adapted for native speakers as well. It is also an excellent lead-in to a concept mapping activity.

Tools Needed

Select a handful of books on a topic that is relatable, like vegetables. Create a worksheet with the following questions:

Topic: Vegetables


Narrower Topic (More Specific):


Broader Topic (More General):


Related Topic:


Time Needed

This exercise should take no more than 10-15 minutes.

Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art | Location: 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217 | Mailing: 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

Research Help: 410-225-2273 / | General Questions: 410-225-2272 /

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