Library Media

 

Library Media Overview

During Library Media class in grades 3-5, students will gain skills to identify print & digital information sources to answer research questions (e.g., online library catalog, online encyclopedias, databases, websites).  Students will perform searches to locate information and evaluate digital sources for accuracy, relevancy, and appropriateness.  Eventually, they create digital artifacts that answer research questions and that clearly communicate thoughts and ideas.

Students in grades 3-5  meet weekly with library media specialists to develop the research and media literacy skills as outlined in the American Association of School Libraries Standards Framework K-12

Library Media Literacy Specialist Class Grades 3-5

Topic FocusLearning Targets (by end of Grade 5)Standards 

Trimester 1

 

How can I become an independent user of my school library?

  • Explain the procedures for navigating the library. 
  • Explain the expectations for my library media class using each school’s PBIS language.
  • Set a goal to focus my learning.
  • Identify, locate, and utilize the sections/resources of the library (e.g. OPAC/Destiny catalog, fiction collection, nonfiction collection/Dewey Decimal System, and parts of a book, including call numbers).
  • Read widely and deeply in multiple formats, encouraging me to become a lifelong learner and reader.

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Trimester 2

 

How do I select appropriate print and digital resources for my informational needs?

  • Explain what “research” is and make a personal connection to the word by identifying a question that I want to explore and find information about.
  • Follow an inquiry process to identify, locate, evaluate, and select a combination of print and nonfiction resources to meet a specific (personal and/or assigned) need.
  • Use safe practices when locating information online and when using keywords.
  • Explain the reasons for choosing a particular print or digital resource.

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Trimester 3 

 

How can I communicate my ideas using digital tools?

  • Explain why it is necessary to organize my data/information.
  • Explain plagiarism and demonstrate its importance by keeping track of each source that I have chosen.
  • Use organized data/information to communicate my research findings through creation of Google Slides or other digital tool.
  • Acknowledge authorship and demonstrate respect for others’ work by creating a bibliography/works cited page that includes each of my sources using an accepted style (MLA).
  • Share learning with the community by participating in a student-led showcase. 

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