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The following enablers are an approximation of when and where skills should be experienced at an awareness/ practice level. These enablers will be taught by the classroom teacher and/or the library media specialist. 

Once stated the skills would continue to be practiced/mastered/reinforced in the later grades.

TLW = The learner will

 

Young 5's Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade
Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth through Eighth
Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade High School

 

Young 5’s: TLW

·    locate the LMC in their building

·    recognize LMC staff in their building

·    apply LMC policies and procedures for book care

·    apply LMC policies and procedures for behavior

·    apply LMC policies and procedures for circulation

·    identify early childhood authors

·    view author websites

·    know the location of “Everybody” books

·    use creative and critical thinking skills to analyze and appreciate literature

·    participate in creative drama activities to reinforce literature

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Kindergarten: TLW

·    locate the LMC in their building

·    recognize LMC staff in their building

·    apply LMC policies and procedures for book care

·    apply LMC policies and procedures for behavior

·    apply LMC policies and procedures for circulation

·    experience the Folk literature genre through storytelling and read-aloud books

·    view folktale websites

·    know the location  “Everybody” books

·    identify the parts of a book: spine, cover, title, author, illustrator, and call number

·    use creative and critical thinking skills to analyze and appreciate literature

·    participate in creative drama activities to reinforce literature

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First Grade: TLW

·    locate “Fiction” books in the LMC

·    locate “Nonfiction” books in the LMC

·    identify differences between fiction and nonfiction materials

·    participate in creating KWL charts on nonfiction topics

·    choose materials at their reading ability

·    access the LMC computer lab and follow the “Technology Code of Ethics”

·    operate instructional software programs

·    identify parts of a book:  table of contents, index and glossary

·    discuss themes in literature

·    know the arrangement of  “Everybody” materials

·    use creative and critical thinking skills to analyze and appreciate literature

·    participate in creative drama activities to reinforce literature

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Second Grade: TLW

·    locate books in the “everybody,”   fiction, and nonfiction sections of the LMC

·    operate instructional software programs

·    create pictures using computer drawing software programs

·    identify various types of print and nonprint media

·    identify the terms of the Catalog Plus screen

·    conduct Subject, Author, and Title searches using Catalog Plus

·    locate information within a source using table of contents, index, glossary, etc.

·    identify award winning books

·    use KWL strategy for beginning research

·    demonstrate an awareness of the Dewey Decimal System

·    use creative and critical thinking skills to analyze and appreciate literature

·    access the Internet via bookmarks or GHAPS Media Center Resources link from GHAPS homepage

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Third Grade: TLW

·    create pictures using computer drawing software using all of the various “Tool” functions

·    compose documents using a word processing program and insert pictures/graphics

·    distinguish between and appropriately use the “Author,” “Title,” “Series,” and “Subject” search on Catalog Plus to locate books

·    know the location and arrangement of general reference materials

·    choose books on shelves using the Dewey Decimal System

·    access the Internet via bookmarks set by teacher or LMC staff

·    conduct research based on “Super 3”

·    cite reference sources

·    use creative and critical thinking skills to analyze and appreciate literature

·    create simple layout in a visual organizer software

·    practice ethical use of Internet, especially ownership and printing issues

·    create text in multimedia documents and project the documents

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Fourth/Fifth Grade: TLW

·    create multimedia presentations using computer software packages

·    utilize word processing programs to produce written reports

·    refine search strategies with “Power Search” searches on Catalog Plus applying Boolean logic (AND, OR, NOT)

·    select and use general reference material based on appropriate application of the source

·    access Internet with search engines and by typing in an address

·    understand and locate genre literature  utilizing subject, keyword or cross-references

·    conduct basic research based on “Big 6”

·    conduct brainstorming activities with visual organizers

·    cite reference sources

·    add bookmarks to Internet browser

·    refine Internet searches (results per page, types of sites, types of pages)

·    use creative and critical thinking skills to analyze and appreciate literature

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Sixth Through Eighth Grade: TLW

·    demonstrate knowledge of the organization of a library media center

·    demonstrate respect for other library media patrons, materials and equipment

·    demonstrate proficiency of Dewey Decimal System and locate materials using the Dewey Decimal System

·    demonstrate a knowledge of the parts of, and the purpose of, each part of a book

·    use online catalogs and other bibliographic tools to locate media center resources

·    identify and locate different types of reference materials: encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, etc

·    use encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes, and online catalogs to select and retrieve relevant information

·    use a variety of search strategies including brainstorming, keyword and subject searches, and Boolean operators

·    select from a wide range of the best sources for a given purpose

·    use databases for research

·    define and narrow a search topic

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Sixth Grade: TLW

·    continue to apply Big 6 principles for conducting research

·    write bibliographies using the Look Look Book standards

·    use Boolean logic to search on Catalog Plus and the Internet

·    access information on the Internet using addresses and the location bar

·    create multimedia presentations using computer software packages

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Seventh Grade: TLW

·    write bibliographies based on the MLA format (High School)

·    introduce the Big 6 process for conducting research

·    evaluate Internet sites

·    create a basic Power Point presentation

·    select an effective format to present information

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Eighth Grade: TLW

·    write bibliography based on the MLA format

·    evaluate the effectiveness of presentation of information.

·    perform more effective Internet searches by creating Hot Lists

·    apply the Big 6 process for conducting research

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Ninth Through Twelfth Grades: TLW     

·    demonstrate a knowledge of the organization of the library media center

·    increase familiarity with electronic databases, including full text, bibliographic, and statistical

·    understand internal organizers, such as keywords, indexes, tables of contents, Boolean logic

·    apply the Big Six Information Processing Skills

·    define an information need

·    identify and Use a variety of search strategies (brainstorm, keywords)

·    identify a variety of sources of information, including those outside of the school

·    evaluate sources of information

·    use the most appropriate resources (i.e. print, technology)

·    extract useful information from a source

·    use appropriate citation, footnote, and bibliography form

·    select an effective format for presentation

·    demonstrate a respect for other library patrons and library materials and equipment

·    demonstrate an understanding of issues of intellectual property (i.e., copyright, plagiarism)

·    recognize the importance to lifelong learning of libraries in society

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