• Library Skills for the 21st-Century Learner

    American Association of School Librarians Standards

     

    "Learners use skills, resources, and tools to:

    1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
    2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
    3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
    4. Pursue personal aesthetic growth."

    Kindergarten Skills:

    • Students will determine if a book is fiction or non-fiction. 
    • Students will be able to locate fiction and non-fiction books in the library.
    • Students will follow library procedures including care of books.
    • Students will use the terms: author, illustrator, and title.
    • Students will make independent choices in selecting materials.
    • Students will identify characters, setting, and problem in a story.
    • Students will read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

    Grade 1 Skills:

    • Students will follow library procedures.
    • Students will locate and select a book that is appropriate for them.
    • Students will differentiate between fiction and non-fiction titles.
    • Students will be able to identify the Caldecott Medal.
    • Students will compare and contrast various authors and books.
    • Students will use library terminology including author, title, illustrator, title page, spine.
    • Students will participate in the exchange of ideas during discussions.
    • Students will read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

    Grade 2 Skills:

    • Students will follow library procedures.
    • Students will locate and select a book that is appropriate for them.
    • Students will use the on-line catalog to access information  and locate materials.
    • Students will compare and contrast various stories including tall tales, Native American tales, and trickster tales.
    • Students will identify the elements of a story.
    • Students will locate, select, and use biographies to support Famous American SOL standards.
    • Students will use primary dictionaries to locate information.
    • Students will read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

    Grade 3 Skills:

    • Students will be able to locate and select a book that is appropriate for them.
    • Students will use the on-line catalog to access information and locate materials.
    • Students will use reference sources including almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and thesaurus.
    • Students will identify the elements of a story.
    • Students will determine the appropriate reference source to locate information.
    • Students will use the index, the table of contents, and the glossary to locate information.
    • Students will read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.
    • Students will use a dictionary to locate information.

    Grade 4 Skills:

    • Students will locate, select, and evaluate materials.
    • Students will use the on-line catalog to locate appropriate materials.
    • Students will use reference sources include almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and thesaurus.
    • Students will determine the appropriate reference source to locate information.
    • Students will use captions, the index, the table of contents, glossary, and maps to obtain information in non-fiction books.
    • Students will use various means to find an appropriate book including the on-line catalog, the versa page, the book jacket, and the cover.
    • Students will identify various genres including mystery, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, realistic fiction,  and adventure.
    • Students will explore poetry.
    • Students will use the Dewey Decimal System to find and order books.
    • Students will read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

    Grade 5 Skills:

    • Students will use reference sources include almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and thesaurus.
    • Students will determine the appropriate reference source to locate information.
    • Students will cite sources in bibliographic form.
    • Students will be able to locate a non-fiction book by call number.
    • Students will be able to identify and locate various genres including mystery, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, realistic fiction, and adventure.
    • Students will use LCPS online data bases to access, evaluate and select information.
    • Students will read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.
    • Students will understand the concepts of copyright and plagiarism.