Library Media Curriculum

Note: Items in bold are new for this grade level.

Literature Appreciation

The student will:

  • Experience and engage in a variety of literature representing a variety of genre and text structure (Informational/Expository, Narrative/Literary, Technical/Procedural, Response/Reflective).
  • Experience a variety of literature, including classics and award winners, for both informational and recreational needs.
  • Experience a variety of authors’ and illustrators’ styles.
  • Experience and enjoy reading as a leisure activity.
  • Examine award-winning literature, including winners of the Caldecott Medal, the Coretta Scott King Award, The Newbery Medal, etc.


Information Literacy

The student will:

  • Locate materials appropriate to level.
  • Demonstrate developmentally appropriate communication skills.
  • Select appropriate materials in the library media center.
  • Use a variety of appropriate materials to find information.
  • Identify parts of a book: title, author, cover, and spine, illustrator, title page, call number, and dedication.
  • Connect the first letter of the author’s last name with the spine label.
  • Recognize the alphabetical order of the easy fiction collection.
  • Know the difference between fiction and nonfiction (narrative and informational) materials.


Independent Learning

The student will:

  • Select appropriate materials from a variety of authors for leisure reading and to meet information needs.
  • Know that literature can be experienced through various media, such as print, audiovisual, live performance, etc.


Social Responsibility

The student will:

  • Be a responsible library user.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to district policies and building rules regarding ethical and responsible use of computers and network resources.