Library Curriculum
Livonia's K-4 Library Media Curriculum 

Livonia's Library Media Specialists have developed a library media curriculum that all students are taught while in Livonia Public Schools.



Core Technology Curriculum

Library Media Specialists and classroom teachers provide instruction to students at the elementary level to meet the Michigan Technology Standards (METs).

 



Library Media Curriculum

Kindergarten

Information Literacy

  • Demonstrate listening skills
  • Identify some parts of a book: author, title, cover, spine

Living & Learning

  • Know/develop sense of where library is
  • Understand the purpose of the library media center (LMC)
  • Observe LMC rules and demonstrate appropriate behavior.
  • Follow procedures for checking out and returning materials.
  • Handle material and equipment with care.

Literature

  • Know that literature can be experienced through various media.
  • Appreciate literature and enjoy reading as a leisure time activity.
  • Respond to literature in a variety of ways.
  • Become familiar with nursery rhymes, rhyming stories, predictive stories, repetitive stories, concept books, and informational texts.

First Grade

Information Literacy

  • Identify additional parts of a book: title page, spine label, illustrator, and dedication
  • Connect author’s first letter of last name with spine label.
  • Recognize alphabetical order of easy fiction collection.
  • Appreciate illustrations/pictures/photographs
  • Know the difference between fiction (narrative) and nonfiction (informational).

Living & Learning

  • Browse the collection for personal use.

Literature

  • Recognize the Caldecott Medal and know what it represents.
  • Appreciate nursery rhymes, rhyming stories, cumulative stories, circular stories, other pattern stories, realistic fiction, fantasy, humor, and informational texts.

Second Grade

Information Literacy

  • Be aware of additional parts of a book: table of contents, index, glossary
  • Understand the purpose of a call number.
  • Understand the purpose of the LMC as an information center.
  • Identify the purpose of an encyclopedia and dictionary.
  • Locate fiction and understand how the books are arranged on the shelf.
  • Locate and identify classifications of materials: easy fiction, fiction, story collection, biography, nonfiction, periodicals, non-print materials, mini-lab.
  • Locate and understand the purpose of the online catalog (OPAC).

Living & Learning

  • Browse the collection for a variety of recreational and informational uses.

Literature

  • Select appropriate materials for independent reading.
  • Be familiar with fairy tales fok tales, tall tales, realistic fiction, information, poetry, fantasy, and humor.

Third Grade

Information Literacy

  • Know that reading is done for a variety of purposes.
  • Understand how different materials are organized in the LMC: Dewey Decimal classification system for nonfiction and author’s last name for fiction.
  • Understand the definition and organization of biography, autobiography, and collective biographies.
  • Understand the purpose of and locate various reference materials in the LMC.
  • Using guide words, headings, and subheadings, find information in age-appropriate resources (such as the encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and telephone book).
  • Alphabetize to the third letter.
  • Use a table of contents, and index, and glossary.
  • Identify all the information found on a title page, and locate the copyright date on the verso.
  • Identify the keyword in a research question.
  • Extract information from non-text visual material.
  • Use the online catalog with assistance from an adult. (All features except advanced search).
  • Internet unit

Living & Learning

  • Browse the collection for a variety of recreational and informational uses.
  • Return materials to their proper location using such items as place holders, return cart, etc.

Literature

  • Be aware of different genres: fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, mystery, adventure, poetry, nonfiction.
  • Know the difference between fiction (narrative) and nonfiction (informational) texts. (Define w/ specificity.)

Fourth Grade

Information Literacy

  • Be aware that there are 10 Dewey Decimal classification categories.
  • Develop research skills using a variety of electronic and print information resources, including the online catalog, general encyclopedias, and biographies.
  • Use cross references and special features (maps, illustrations, captions, graphs, charts, diagrams) in encyclopedias.
  • Distinguish between fact & opinion.
  • Take notes using only keywords; paraphrase for understanding.
  • Use keywords to search.
  • Use information problem-solving strategies (Super3).
  • Internet unit.

 

Living & Learning

  • Develop respect for copyright laws and fair use standards.
  • Cite sources.

Literature

  • Develop an appreciation for a variety of authors and select works from these authors for leisure reading.
  • Be familiar with honors and award recognizing outstanding authors, illustrators, and books for children and young adults.
  • Appreciate the variety of information available in periodicals and newspapers.