• Library Media Curriculum 

    The Library Media Specialists focus on offering programs and services that are centered on information literacy and that are designed around active, authentic student learning. 

  • Kindergarten: 

    • Information Literacy Skills
      • Be able to appropriately care for LRC materials and resources
      • Be able to check books out and return them
      • Be able to locate "everybody" books in the library:  fiction and non-fiction
      • Recognize ABC organization of everybody fiction books
      • Be able to listen to a story and answer basic questions (who, what, when)
      • Learn to identify parts of a book:  title, author, illustrator, cover
      • Introduce Super 3 research model
      • View, listen and participate in a variety of literature activities including Caldecott Award books, Monarch books, genres, and other books by notable authors
    • Technology Skills
      • Learn how to use and take care of the computer properly
      • Learn how to log on and off the computer
      • Learn how to use the mouse (click and double click)
      • Learn to use the computer to create and print
      • Explore electronic resources

    First Grade: 

    • Information Literacy Skills
      • Continue to demonstrate proper care of LRC books and resources
      • Demonstrate the ability to locate books in the library:  fiction and non-fiction and locate beginning chapter books and appropriate level books
      • Learn to identify parts of a book:  title, author, illustrator, cover, and spine
      • Find periodicals in the library
      • Be able to respond to simple comprehension questions regarding fiction and non-fiction books
      • Introduce basic reference resources, including Online Card Catalog
      • Be able to identify the Super 3 research method
      • View, listen and participate in a variety of literature activities including Caldecott Award books, Monarch books, genres and other books by notable authors
    • Technology Skills
      • Learn how to use and take care of the computer properly
      • Learn how to log on and off the computer
      • Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard
      • Learn to use the computer to create, save and print
      • Explore electronic resources including Online Card Catalog
      • Use word processing software to complete a project
      • Use graphic art software to complete a project

    Second Grade:

    • Information Literacy Skills
      • Continue to demonstrate proper care of LRC books and resources
      • Locate facts in a non-fiction book and differentiate between fact and fiction
      • Be able to locate fiction and non-fiction books
      • Listen to a story and be able to answer who, what, when, where and why about the story
      • Summarize basic information in a fiction and non-fiction book
      • Learn to identify parts of a book:  Title, author, illustrator, cover, spine, and publisher
      • Be able to use ABC order to find a book in the fiction section
      • Recognize the use of ABC order in the dictionary
      • Recognize some basic elements of poetry
      • Select material appropriate for curriculum and recreational reading
      • Be able to identify and discuss the Super 3 research process
      • View, listen and participate in a variety of literature activities including Caldecott Award books, Monarch books, genres and other books by notable authors.
    • Technology Skills
      • Continue to show proper care of electronic equipment
      • Learn how to save work and open saved work
      • Learn how to use the scroll bar
      • Learn how to change font, size of font, and color of font
      • Learn how to create a picture and story using the appropriate software
      • Locate and use electronic resources including Online Card Catalog
      • Use word processing software to complete a project
      • Use graphic art software to complete a project

    Third Grade: 

    • Information Literacy Skills
      • Continue to demonstrate proper care of LRC books and resources
      • Be able to search on the electronic card catalog by author, title, keyword, series and subject
      • Introduce the Dewey Decimal system of organization of non-fiction books
      • Be able to locate information for a project using the encyclopedia
      • Be able to use the index, table of contents and glossary in a non-fiction book
      • Be able to apply the "call number" on the card catalog search screen and find the book on the shelf
      • Be able to use a dictionary to find meanings of words and thesaurus to find synonyms of words
      • Introduce basic map skills
      • Be able to write a bibliography of a book
      • Be able to apply the Super 3 research model to a project
      • View, listen and participate in a variety of literature activities including Newberry Award books, Caudill books, genres and other books by notable authors
    • Technology Skills
      • Demonstrate and develop basic keyboard skills
      • Learn how to cut, copy and paste
      • Demonstrate the ability to use spell check
      • Learn to use the computer to create, save and print
      • Locate and use electronic resources, i.e. World Book, E-Library, and bookmarked sights
      • Format a document using a word processing program
      • Create simple graphics
      • Create a multimedia presentation

    Fourth Grade: 

    • Information Literacy Skills
      • Demonstrate the ability to locate fiction, nonfiction and biographies in the library
      • Use keywords to access both print and non-print information
      • Locate information using the encyclopedia and the almanac
      • Discuss Internet safety, searching techniques and ethical use of materials
      • Interpret information received from nonfiction reading, viewing, and listening
      • Locate information using an atlas
      • Be able to identify parts of a book:  forward, dedication, bibliography and copyright
      • View, listen and participate in a variety of literature activities including Newberry Award books, Caudill books, genres and other books by notable authors
      • Use the Super 3 research model to complete a research project
    • Technology Skills
      • Demonstrate the ability to safely use Searching Techniques on the Internet with appropriate supervision
      • Maintain keyboarding skills
      • Learn how to evaluate Internet sites using appropriate criteria
      • Be able to ethically use Internet resources
      • Create a word processing document with graphics
      • Create a multimedia presentation

    Fifth Grade: 

    • Information Literacy Skills
      • Demonstrate the ability to locate fiction, nonfiction, biographies and reference materials in the library
      • Locate information using biographical and geographical dictionaries
      • Apply legal principles of ethical conduct to research (i.e. plagiarism, citing sources)
      • Evaluate information received from nonfiction reading, viewing, and listening
      • Introduce the Big 6 research process
      • Demonstrate the ability to use the appropriate reference source for research
      • Evaluate information in terms of relevance and reliability
    • Technology Skills
      • Demonstrate the ability to safely search on the Internet using Boolean searching with appropriate supervision
      • Maintain keyboarding skills
      • Create a multimedia presentation
      • Demonstrate the ability to locate relevant and appropriate electronic resources
  • Updated October 2019