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 LIBRARY & MEDIA CENTER SCOPE & SEQUENCE K-5

The elementary (K-5) school library-media curriculum is taught during regularly scheduled library “special” classes through collaboration with classroom teachers.

 

Kindergarten:

Orientation

Library Citizenship

Parts of a book

Book care

Job of authors and illustrators

ABC order

Alphabetizing skills

Authors/Illustrators study

Literature appreciation/response

Self-selection of appropriate materials

 Grade 1:

Orientation

Library Citizenship

Basic Organization of the Library

Parts of a book (Title Page, Table of Contents, Glossary)

Reinforce ABC order

Reinforce alphabetizing skills

Location skills in Easy fiction section

Fiction vs. non-fiction

Understands a fact as a true statement

Recognizes non-fiction as a source of information

Literature appreciation/response

Caldecott Award

Authors/Illustrators

Self-selection of appropriate materials

 Grade 2:

Orientation

Library Citizenship

Parts of a book (Captions, Sub-Headings, Index)

Location skills in Easy fiction, Easy non-fiction, and chapter book sections

Introduce easy periodicals

Introduce sections of the library

Introduce publisher, copyright date)

Introduce Spine Labels

Use Online Catalog (RICAT & Destiny)

Keyword skills related to Online Catalog

Literature appreciation/response

Caldecott Award

Authors/Illustrators

Genre (fairy tales, fables, folklore)

Compare and Contrast two or more versions of the same story

Dictionaries

Self-selection of appropriate materials

Introduction to Internet Safety

 Grade 3:

Orientation

Library Citizenship

Parts of a book (use of indexes)

Call numbers

Location of sources

Use Online Catalog (RICAT & Destiny)

Locate print resources using spine labels

Literature appreciation/response

Cultural Diversity through Literature

Digital Resources-uses technology to locate information

Basic elements of research -- “Question-Plan-Gather”

Authors/Illustrators

Genre (biography, tall tales, mystery)

Self-selection of appropriate materials

Use Multi-media presentation tools

 Grade 4:

Orientation

Library Citizenship

Dewey Decimal System (10 main Categories)

Use Online Catalog (RICAT & Destiny)

Basic print and digital resources

Special Reference books (ex. Thesaurus, Atlas, Ency of Animals)

Basic Online search techniques

Developing Research Questions

Selection and organization of relevant information

Plagiarism

Oral and or written presentation of research (classroom or library)

Authors

Genre (non-fiction, informational text)

Self-selection of appropriate materials

Use Multi-media presentation tools

Grade 5:

Orientation

Library Citizenship

Use Online Catalog (RICAT & Destiny)

Online Databases

Print and digital resources

Developing research questions

Developing sub-questions for research

Website Evaluation

Selection and organization of relevant information

Analysis of multiple sources on one topic

Note taking (in support of regular classroom instruction)

Using quotes in research projects

Copyright and plagiarism

Works Cited format

Oral/written process and visual presentation of research (Classroom or library)

Literature appreciation/response

Understanding author’s purpose

Collaborative discussions and presentations

Authors

Newbery Award

Genre 

Use Multi-media presentation tools

Internet Safety-Cybersmarts 

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