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Young Five Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade
Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Middle School High School

 

Young Five Library Media Curriculum (1.1.a, 1.1.c, 3.1.a, 3.3.a, 5, 7.1.a, 7.1.b, 7.1.c, 7.1.d, 7.2.b, 8.1.a, 8.1.b, 8.1.c, 8.2.a)

Our Young Five Students are introduced to literature appreciation and enjoyment, as well as citizenship as it relates to the school library media center.

The appreciation and enjoyment of libraries and literature is an end in itself. It also leads to the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Books by well known early childhood authors are explored and extended with creative and critical thinking skill activities by the students with the library media specialist.

To become responsible citizens students need to practice correct behavior in library media center and proper use of information sources. As the Young Five student is exploring literature with the library media specialist they are also learning about the library media center rules and procedures through a thematic focus.

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Kindergarten Library Media Curriculum (1.1.a, 1.1.c, 3.1.a, 3.3.a, 5, 7.1.a, 7.1.b, 7.1.c, 7.1.d, 7.2.b, 8.1.a, 8.1.b, 8.1.c, 8.2.a)

Our Kindergarten Students are introduced to literature appreciation and enjoyment, as well as citizenship as it relates to the school library media center.

The appreciation and enjoyment of libraries and literature is an end in itself. It also leads to the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Multicultural folktales and geography themes are explored and extended with creative and critical thinking skill activities by the students with the library media specialist.

To become responsible citizens students need to practice correct behavior in library media center and proper use of information sources. As the Kindergarten student is exploring literature with the library media specialist they are also learning about the library media center rules and procedures through a thematic focus.

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First Grade Library Media Curriculum (1.1.a-e, 1.2.a-b, 2.1.a-b, 2.2.a-b, 2.2 d-e, 3.1.a, 3.2 a-d, 3.3.a-b, 4.1.a, 4.2.a, 4.3.b, 4.3.e, 4.3.f, 5.1.a-b, 5.1.c-d, 5.2.a-c, 5.2.f, 6.1.d, 6.2.a, 6.2.d-e, 7.1.a-d, 7.2.b, 8.1.a-c, 8.2.a, 8.3.a, 8.3.c-d)

Our First Grade Students continue to appreciate and enjoy literature while learning that there are fiction and nonfiction books in the library media center. First Grade Students begin to locate and access information from sources and create original products.

The appreciation and enjoyment of libraries and literature is an end in itself. It also leads to the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Books that reflect fiction and nonfiction within a theme are explored and extended with creative and critical thinking skill activities by the students with the library media specialist.

Location and access skills for finding and retrieving information in the library media center within specific sources are taught. Students will identify and use table of contents, index, and glossary to locate specific information from a source. Students will use that information in the creation of an original product that will communicate what the student learned.

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Second Grade Library Media Curriculum (1.1.a-e, 1.2.a-b, 2.1.a-b, 2.2.a-b, 2.2 d-e, 3.1.a, 3.2 a-d, 3.3.a-b, 4.1.a, 4.2.a, 4.3.b, 4.3.e, 4.3.f, 5.1.a-b, 5.1.c-d, 5.2.a-c, 5.2.f, 6.1.d, 6.2.a, 6.2.d-e, 7.1.a-d, 7.2.b, 8.1.a-c, 8.2.a, 8.3.a, 8.3.c-d)

Our Second Grade Students continue to appreciate and enjoy literature while learning the Dewey Decimal arrangement of books in the library media center. Second Grade Students use the KWL strategy as they locate and access information from sources and create original products.

The appreciation and enjoyment of libraries and literature is an end in itself. It also leads to the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Award winning books are identified and located within the library media center collection.

Location and access skills for finding and retrieving information in the library media center within specific sources continues to be taught. Students will locate print and non-print resources by searching Catalog Plus, the Online Patron Access Catalog. Students will demonstrate an awareness of the Dewey Decimal System in order to locate subjects. Students will identify and use table of contents, index, and glossary to locate specific information from a source. Students will explore topics and gather information. Students will use that information in the creation of an original product that will communicate what the student learned.

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Third Grade Library Media Curriculum (1.1.a-e, 1.2.a-c, 2.1.a-c, 2.2.a-e, 3.1.a-b, 3.2 a-d, 3.3.a-b, 4.1.a, 4.2.a-j, 4.3.a-f, 5.1.a-f, 5.2.a-f, 6.1.a-d, 6.2.a-e, 7.1.a-d, 7.2.a-c, 8.1.a-c, 8.2.a, 8.3.a-d)

Our Third Grade Students continue to appreciate and enjoy literature while exploring Tall Tales. Third Grade Students use the "Super 3" research strategy to locate and access information from sources and create original products.

The appreciation and enjoyment of libraries and literature is an end in itself. It also leads to the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Tall Tale books and their characteristic are explored and extended with creative and critical thinking activities by the students with the library media specialist.

Location and access skills for finding and retrieving information in the library media center within specific sources continues to be taught. Students search Catalog Plus to locate materials by author, title, and subject. Students will locate materials on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal System. Applying the "Super 3," students will gather and use information from general and electronic reference sources. Information gathered will be used in the creation of an original product that will communicate what the student has learned.

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Fourth Grade Library Media Curriculum (1.1.a-e, 1.2.a-c, 2.1.a-c, 2.2.a-e, 3.1.a-b, 3.2 a-d, 3.3.a-b, 4.1.a, 4.2.a-j, 4.3.a-f, 5.1.a-f, 5.2.a-f, 6.1.a-d, 6.2.a-e, 7.1.a-d, 7.2.a-c, 8.1.a-c, 8.2.a, 8.3.a-d)

Our Fourth Grade Students continue to appreciate and enjoy literature by exploring a variety of genre. Fourth Grade Students use the "Big 6" research to locate and access information from sources and create original products.

The appreciation and enjoyment of libraries and literature is an end in itself. It also leads to the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. A variety of mysteries, historical fiction, and biographies are introduced to the students by the library media specialist.

Location and access skills for finding and retrieving information in the library media center within specific sources continues to be taught. Students will use relevant reference materials and electronic sources to locate and retrieve information. Students will research topics on Catalog Plus using subject and/or keyword searches. Students will be introduced to "Big 6" principles to conduct research. Students will synthesize information they gathered to create original products in a variety of media to communicate student learning.

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Fifth Grade Library Media Curriculum (1.1.a-e, 1.2.a-c, 2.1.a-c, 2.2.a-e, 3.1.a-b, 3.2 a-d, 3.3.a-b, 4.1.a, 4.2.a-j, 4.3.a-f, 5.1.a-f, 5.2.a-f, 6.1.a-d, 6.2.a-e, 7.1.a-d, 7.2.a-c, 8.1.a-c, 8.2.a, 8.3.a-d)

Our Fifth Grade Students continue to appreciate and enjoy literature by exploring a variety of genre. Fifth Grade Students use the "Big 6" research strategy to locate and access information from sources and create original products.

The appreciation and enjoyment of libraries and literature is an end in itself. It also leads to the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. A variety of fantasy/science fiction, adventure/survival fiction, and historical fiction are introduced to the students by the library media specialist.

Location and access skills for finding and retrieving information in the library media center within specific sources are refined. Students will use relevant reference materials and electronic sources to locate and retrieve information. Students will research topics on Catalog Plus using Boolean Logic. Students will apply "Big 6" principles to conduct research. Students will synthesize information they gathered to create original products in a variety of media to communicate student learning.

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Sixth through Eighth Grade Library Media Curriculum (1.1.a-e, 1.2.a-c, 2.1.a-c, 2.2.a-e, 3.1.a-b, 3.2 a-d, 3.3.a-b, 4.1.a, 4.2.a-j, 4.3.a-f, 5.1.a-f, 5.2.a-f, 6.1.a-d, 6.2.a-e, 7.1.a-d, 7.2.a-c, 8.1.a-c, 8.2.a, 8.3.a-d)

Our students in the middle school will continue to appreciate and enjoy literature by reading a variety of genres and learning to relate what they read to life. Students will learn to appreciate different points of view from the various different voices or viewpoints within literature books. The language of the "Big 6 " will be introduced and practiced. Students will practice using the OPAC, online encyclopedias and databases, and the internet for retrieving useful information.

In sixth grade all students will be introduced to the middle school library media center and its set-up, resources, rules and procedures.

In the middle school there is a shift from focusing on the retrieval of information to focusing on evaluating what information has been retrieved. In all middle school grades students will refine the ability to state an information need and then go through the process of researching that need. They will become more aware that the process is as important as the end product, and of how that process will actually determine the end product. They will become more aware that some resources are more appropriate than others for certain information needs. (i.e. print vs. internet) During their middle school years they will practice creating multimedia presentations. Sixth through eighth grade students will improve their skills for evaluating the information that they retrieve. They will practice citing works and completing a bibliography using the middle school bibliography form.

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Ninth through Twelfth Grade Library Media Curriculum (1.1.a-e, 1.2.a-c, 2.1.a-c, 2.2.a-e, 3.1.a-b, 3.2 a-d, 3.3.a-b, 4.1.a, 4.2.a-j, 4.3.a-f, 5.1.a-f, 5.2.a-f, 6.1.a-d, 6.2.a-e, 7.1.a-d, 7.2.a-c, 8.1.a-c, 8.2.a, 8.3.a-d)

Our students at the high school level review information processing skills at all grade levels in connection with classroom assignments. Use of technology is incorporated into these skills, and the library media specialists are directly involved in teaching and lesson/project design.

Ninth grade students are introduced to the library media center’s resources, rules, procedures and layout at orientation and continuing in their English classes. Reading guidance and books talks are also given throughout the year by the library media specialists.

In Speech, a required course open to all grade levels, students are given week long instruction by the library media specialist in library research skills, reference tools, online databases, and OPAC, along with technology training and an introduction to equipment/tools available through the library media center.

Many classes across disciplines do research and project work based in the library media center. Library media specialists work with classroom teachers on project design and team teaching. Students learn information processing skills directly related to their assignments.

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