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Library Media Skills

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Library Media Skills Scope and Sequence

Kindergarten
(Taught in the classroom)


1. Information literacy skills

• Book care

• Parts of a book
• Author, title, illustrator (terms and their meanings)

2. Literature skills

• Listening to stories

• Predicting outcomes, drawing conclusions, making inferences, listening for details
• Author studies
• Sequencing
• Class participation in storytelling
• Theme-related literature, such as seasons, multicultural literature, colors, counting, holidays, etc.

 

1st-2nd Grades
(Sandhills Primary Library Media Center)


1. Information literacy skills

• Review book care, parts of a book, author, title, illustrator, library organization and book location, procedures

• Introduce fiction and non-fiction (compare and contrast; arrangement of easy fiction, fiction, and non-fiction)
• Introduce alphabetical order and reference usage
• Library organization, book locations
• Library procedures: check-out routine and behavior
• Introduce Dewey Decimal System
• Introduce use of online catalog in 2nd grade


2. Literature skills

• Review previous skills
• Choosing Just-Right Books

• Introduce Caldecott award-winning books
• Author/illustrator studies
• Introduce folklore and fairytales
• Explore poems and poets
• Identify literary devices (plot, setting, characters, etc.)


3rd-4th Grades
(Sandhills Elementary Library Media Center)

 

1. Information literacy skills

 Reinforce Dewey Decimal System

 Reinforce use of online/card catalog
 Introduce research skills and reference sources, including atlases, almanacs, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and biographies

 Introduce online reference sources
 Stress the importance of responsible internet use
 Complete simple research activities
 Identify parts of a book such as index, glossary, table of contents, title page, copyright date, etc.

2. Literature skills

 Continue exploration of poems and poets
 Reinforce just-right book choices

 Examine folklore and fairytales; including variants
 Introduce subgenres of fiction (science fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, etc.)
 Continue author/illustrator studies
 Review Caldecott award winning books and introduce Newbery award winning books
 Focus on reading enrichment and encouragement

 

5th -6th Grades
(Frances Mack Intermediate Library Media Center)

 

1. Information literacy skills

 Introduce the research process using available resources ; related to classroom curriculum

 Review Dewey Decimal System
 Review use of online/card catalog
 Review parts of a book and introduce new terms
 Increase skill in use of reference materials
 Introduce bibliography and works cited pages
 Emphasize responsible use of printed and online reference materials and resources (avoiding plagiarism)
 Reinforce the importance of responsible internet use

2. Literature skills

 Continue author/illustrator studies

 Continue investigation of fiction subgenres and notable books (including Newbery award winning books)
 Introduce mythology and creation stories
 Awareness of selection criteria for informational and recreational reading
 Continue reading enrichment and encouragement

 

7th-8th Grades
(Sandhills Middle Library Media Center)

 

1. Information literacy skills

 Review Dewey Decimal System, location of materials in SMS MC
 Review use of online catalog
 Continue the research process; introduction of MLA citations
 Review evaluation strategies for online site credibility
 Review reference sources – print and non-print (DISCUS, etc.)
 Review personal responsibilities for using resources (plagiarism)
 Review personal use of computers (flash drives, login accounts)

2. Literature skills
 Review genres of fiction
 Continue discussions of literary awards
 Share reading experiences
 Continue to develop personal reading interests
 Appreciation of developmentally appropriately authors and illustrators
 Continue to develop listening skills


9th -12th Grades
(Swansea High School Library Media Center)

 

1. Information literacy skills

 Review Dewey Decimal System, location of materials in SHFA and SHS MC
 Review use of online catalog
 Continue the research process; review and reinforce MLA citations
 Review evaluation strategies for online site credibility
 Review reference sources – print and non-print (DISCUS, etc.)
 Review personal responsibilities for using resources (plagiarism)
 Review personal use of computers (flash drives, login accounts)

2. Literature skills
 Review genres of fiction
 Share reading experiences
 Continue to develop personal reading interests
 Appreciation of developmentally appropriately authors and illustrators
 Continue to develop listening skills

 

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