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.
  • Apply the Super 3 process for information problem-solving (Plan, Do, Review).
  • Use guide words, headings, and subheadings to find information in resources such as the encyclopedia and dictionary.
  • Identify attributes associated with a variety of resource materials and assess the value of these resources for gathering information.
  • Extract information from non-text visual media: photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps, charts, and graphs.
  • Identify the key word(s) in a research question and use it to search.
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion.
  • Use a table of contents, index, and glossary.
  • Use the Dewey Decimal Classification System to locate 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.
  • Practice safety procedures and ethical use of the Internet.
  • Adhere to copyright laws and fair use standards.
  • Recognize the need to properly cite sources.



The student will:

  • Utilize the computer mini-lab.
  • Recognize the components of the browser.
  • Use pre-selected sites to gather information.
  • Correctly type in a URL to access a website.
  • Use the online catalog (OPAC) to locate books.