Livonia's K-4 Library Media Curriculum  

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

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).

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.