Library Curriculum

Library Time and Grading

Each student has library class once a week for 30 minutes. By the end of each level, they have had exposure to each critical content area. Students may not have instruction in every content area each year.

Level One - Grades K, 1, 2

  • Understands and uses circulation procedures
  • Uses proper care with materials and books
  • Experiences a variety of genres and types of books that support the Curriculum Framework
  • Develops literature appreciation
  • Receives an introduction to research process
  • Explores electronic information retrieval systems
  • Develops awareness of multimedia technology
  • Understands parts of a book

Level Two - Grades 3, 4, 5

  • Understands organizational system of the Library
  • Increases competence and independent use of the Library
  • Explores a variety of genres and types of books that support the Curriculum Framework
  • Develops literature appreciation
  • Uses the research process
  • Uses electronic retrieval systems to access a variety of information
  • Becomes familiar with current multi-media technology and production
  • Uses a variety of print informational resources

Level Three - Grades 6, 7, 8

  • Uses Library resources independently
  • Becomes familiar with junior high library facility and resources
  • Continues to explore a variety of genres and types of books that support the Curriculum Framework
  • Continues to use the research process
  • Explores a variety of search techniques
  • Uses electronic retrieval systems to access relevant information from a variety of sources
  • Uses increased variety of telecommunication technology