• Research in the Library

     

    The elementary (K-6) 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

    Introduction to information gathering and note taking (in support of regular classroom instruction)

    Introduce Basic Works Consulted format (author, title, publisher, copyright date)

    Introduce Spine Labels

    Use Online Catalog (Destiny)

    Keyword skills related to Online Catalog (Destiny)

    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 Multi-media presentation tools

    Acceptable Use Policy

    Social Media Guidelines

    Introduction to Internet Safety

     

    Grade 3:

    Orientation

    Library Citizenship

    Parts of a book (use of indexes)

    Call numbers

    Location of sources

    Use Online Catalog (Destiny)

    Locate print resources using spine labels

    Literature appreciation/response

    Cultural Diversity through Literature

    Note taking (in support of regular classroom instruction)

    Graphic Organizers

    Digital Resources-uses technology to locate information

    Works Consulted format

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

    Authors/Illustrators

    Genre (biography, tall tales in collaboration with SS teachers)

    Self-selection of appropriate materials

    Use Multi-media presentation tools

     

    Grade 4:

    Orientation

    Library Citizenship

    Dewey Decimal System (10 main Categories)

    Use Online Catalog (Destiny)

    Basic print and digital resources

    POWERLibrary resources

    Grolier’s – America the Beautiful

    Special Reference books (ex. Ency of Animals)

    Basic Online search techniques

    Introduce Big6 research process

    Graphic Organizers (Kidspiration,Inspiration)

    Developing Research Questions

    Selection and organization of relevant information

    Note taking (in support of regular classroom instruction)

    Paraphrasing

    Summarizing text

    Critical reading

    Works Consulted format

    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 (Destiny)

    POWERLibrary resources

    Online Databases

    Print and digital resources

    Developing research questions

    Developing sub-questions for research

    Use Big6 research process

    Website Evaluation

    Selection and organization of relevant information

    Analysis of multiple sources on one topic

    Note taking (in support of regular classroom instruction)

    Graphic Organizers (Inspiration)

    Using quotes in research projects

    Copyright and plagiarism

    Works Consulted format

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

    Literature appreciation/response

    Understanding author’s purpose

    Collaborative discussions and presentations

    Wikis, Blogs, Social Media

    Authors

    Newbery Award

    Genre (historical fiction)

    Use Multi-media presentation tools

    Internet Safety-Cybersmarts from POWER Library

     

    Grade 6:

    Orientation

    Library Citizenship

    Use Online Catalog (Destiny)

    Periodical indexes (Power Library)

    Online Databases

    Print and digital resources

    Specialized Reference Books

    Research question creation and revision

    Creating and revising sub-questions for research

    Website Evaluation

    Online Keyword Search Strategies

    Resource evaluation techniques

    Determining author credibility

    Wikis, Blogs, Social Media

    Selection and organization of relevant information

    Note taking (in support of regular classroom instruction)

    Graphic Organizers (Kidspiration, Inspiration)

    Copyright and Plagiarism

    Works Consulted format

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

    Literature appreciation/response

    Authors

    Newbery Award

    Genre (realistic fiction)

    Online Multi-media presentation tools

     MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY-MEDIA CURRICULUM

    Because of flexible scheduling, the middle school library-media curriculum is totally integrated with other curriculum subject areas.  Middle school librarians collaborate with all subject area teachers to implement the library-media curriculum.

     

    GRADE 7:

    Orientation to Middle School Library

    Develop and revise research questions

    Print and digital resources

    Online search strategies

    Big 6 Model

    The Research Cycle

    Pathways to Knowledge

    Print and digital indices

    Define & Access a variety of information from multiple resources

    Evaluate and organize information

    Online graphic organizers

    Works Cited format – In-text citation

    Self-assessment/evaluation in research process

    Oral/Written/Visual processes and presentation of research

    Use Online Catalog (Destiny)

    Literature appreciation/response

    Literary devices and elements

    Development and effective use of multimedia presentations

    Middle Level Literacy Portfolio

    Copyright and Plagiarism

    Intellectual freedom

    Library Citizenship and collaboration

    Online Educational Web Tools

    Collaborative research & group projects

     

    Grade 8:

    Develop and revise research questions

    Print and digital resources

    Online Search strategies

    Big 6 Model

    The Research Cycle

    Pathways to Knowledge

    Print and digital indices

    Define & Access a variety of information from multiple resources

    Evaluate and organize information

    Online graphic organizers

    Works Cited format – In text citation

    Self-assessment/evaluation in research process

    Oral/Written/Visual processes and presentation of research

    Use Online Catalog (Destiny)

    Literature appreciation/response

    Literary devices and elements

    Development and effective use of multimedia presentations

    Middle Level Literacy Portfolio

    Copyright and plagiarism

    Intellectual freedom

    Library Citizenship and collaboration

    Online Educational Web Tools

    Collaborative research & group projects

     

     

    HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY CURRICULUM

    Because of flexible scheduling the high school library-media curriculum is totally integrated with other curriculum subject areas. High school librarians collaborate with all subject area teachers to implement the library-media curriculum.

     

    Grade 9:

    Orientation to high school library media center

    Reinforce independent information problem-solving

    Develop and revise research questions

    Print and digital resources

    Search strategies

    Print and digital indices

    Access information at a wide range and level of text complexity

    Seek information from diverse sources, contexts, disciplines, and cultures

    Evaluate information for validity and reliability

    Organize information using a variety of means including note cards, graphic organizers, etc.

    Works Cited format

    Self-assessment/evaluation strategies

    Oral/written and visual process and presentation of research

    Use Online Catalog (Destiny)

    Literature appreciation/response

    Literary devices and elements

    Develop and use multimedia presentations effectively

    Academic Integrity

    Acceptable Use Policy and social media guidelines

    Copyright and plagiarism

    Intellectual freedom
     Library Citizenship

    Collaboration

     

    Grade 10:

    Develop and revise research questions

    Reinforce independent information problem-solving

    Information seeking strategy skills

    I-Search project

    Cross curricular research projects

    Graduation project

    Print and digital resources

    Search strategies

    Print and digital indices

    Access information at a wide range and level of text complexity

    Use information from diverse sources, contexts, disciplines, and cultures

    Evaluate information for validity and reliability

                Bias, fallacies and misleading information

    Organize information using a variety of means including note cards, graphic organizers, etc.

    Assemble facts, point of view, and opinions

    Works Cited format

    Self-assessment/evaluation strategies

    Self-assessment/evaluation in research process

    Oral/written and visual process and presentation of research

    Use Online Catalog (Destiny)

    Literature appreciation/response/analysis

    Literary devices and elements

    Develop and use multimedia presentations effectively

    Academic Integrity

    Acceptable Use Policy and social media guidelines

    Copyright and plagiarism

    Intellectual freedom

    Library Citizenship

    Collaboration

     

    Grade 11:

    Develop and revise research questions

    Reinforce independent information problem-solving

    Information seeking strategy skills

    ELA literary criticism assignment

    Cross curricular research projects

    Graduation project

    Print and digital resources

    Search strategies

    Print and digital indices

    Access information at a wide range and level of text complexity

    Use information from diverse sources, contexts, disciplines, and cultures

    Evaluate information for validity and reliability

                Bias, fallacies and misleading information

    Organize information using a variety of means including note cards, graphic organizers, etc.

    Assemble facts, point of view, and opinions

    Works Cited format

    Self-assessment/evaluation strategies

    Oral/written and visual process and presentation of research

    Use Online Catalog (Destiny)

    Literature appreciation/response/analysis

    Literary devices and elements

    Develop and use multimedia presentations effectively

    Academic Integrity

    Acceptable Use Policy and social media guidelines

    Copyright and plagiarism

    Intellectual freedom

    Library Citizenship

    Collaboration

     

    Grade 12:

    Develop and revise research questions

    Mastery and independence in solving information problems

    Information seeking strategy skills

    Varied assignments supporting ELA standards

    Cross curricular research projects

    Graduation project

    Print and digital resources

    Search strategies

    Print and digital indices

    Access a variety of information

    Access information at a wide range and level of text complexity

    Use information from diverse sources, contexts, disciplines, and cultures

    Evaluate and organize information

    Assemble facts, point of view, and opinions

    Bias and misleading information

    Works Cited format

    Self-assessment/evaluation strategies

    Oral/written and visual process and presentation of research

    Use Online Catalog (Destiny)

    Literature appreciation/response/analysis

    Literary devices and elements

    Develop and use multimedia presentations effectively

    Copyright and plagiarism

    Intellectual freedom

    Library Citizenship
     Collaboration