• All grade level curriculum is aligned to Common Core State Standards and the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner. To learn more, click on the link below:

    http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards/crosswalk

     

    Kindergarten

    Literacy:  Students will learn how to use the library and expected library behaviors, general book care and how to select appropriate books of interest.  Students will also begin to distinguish between fiction and non-fiction.


    Technology: Students will learn to identify the parts and functions of the computer and expected behaviors with the computers in the library.  They will also learn to log on to the Internet to access appropriate educational resources, including educational websites. Students will learn about how to use an iPad as well.

     

    First Grade

    Literacy: Students will learn library organization and general book location.  They will also learn to identify the author and illustrator, will be introduced to high-interest, read-aloud books, and independently identify fiction and non-fiction books. Students will participate in read-alouds by identifying characters and predicting outcomes. 


    Research: Students will be introduced to basic research skills using non-fiction books focusing on the table of contents and index.  Students will also learn to extract specific facts from online databases on UDLib/Search.


    Technology: Students will review the skills learned in Kindergarten, and further develop knowledge of website navigation, research databases and other age appropriate technology.  They will learn how to use APPs on the iPads to research and play educational games. Students will also be introduced to Internet Safety concepts.

     


    Second Grade

    Literacy: Students will expand their knowledge of library organization through the Dewey Decimal System.  Students will review and expand their knowledge of title, author, publisher, copyright and table of contents.  They will be introduced to the Literary Elements of genre, plot, character, time and place. Students will also work on a fractured fairy tales unit. 


    Research: Students will continue to develop research skills.  They will research  using print and non-print sources. They will investigate topic using the online databases on UDLib/Search. 


    Technology: Students will review the skills learned in First Grade, and further develop knowledge of website navigation, research databases and other age appropriate technology. Students will expand their knowledge how to use iPads. Students will expand on further aspects of Internet Safety.

     

    Third Grade

    Literacy: Students will review and expand their knowledge of title, author, publisher, copyright, table of contents, index and glossary. They will continue to explore literary genres and their features. Students will also complete a unit on Nonfiction Text features. 


    Research: Students will be introduced to the Destiny Catalog.  Using results from searching the Destiny Catalog, students will learn to use call numbers to locate materials in the library.   Students will continue to refine research skills using print and non-print materials, and using the online databases on UDLib/Search. Students will learn basic note-taking skills using text highlighting and graphic organizers. 


    Technology: Students will review the skills learned in Second Grade, and further develop knowledge of website navigation, research databases and other age appropriate technology. Students will expand their knowledge of iPads and learn how to use APPs like Schoology and Google Drive. Students will expand on further aspects of Internet Safety.

     

    Fourth Grade

    Literacy: Students will review and expand their knowledge of title, author, publisher, copyright, table of contents, index and glossary. They will continue to explore literary genres for young adult readers. Students will also complete a unit on graphic novels.


    Research: Students will learn to identify appropriate print and non-print sources for research.  Students will be uses multiple databases on UDLib/Search and know which database is most effective for their research topic. Students will learn to identify relevant information on a given research topic. Students will be expected to use multiple resources for their research. Students will learn basic citation skills.  Using results from searching the Destiny Catalog, students will continue to use call numbers to locate materials in the library.


    Technology: Students will review the skills learned in Third Grade, and further develop knowledge of website navigation, research databases and other age appropriate technology. Students will use iPads to create presentations. They will continue to learn the features of Schoology and Google Drive.  Students will expand on further aspects of Internet Safety including Information Security.

     

    Fifth Grade

    Literacy: Students will review the literary elements and genres learned in previous grade levels. Students will continue to be exposed to award-winning literature and the high-interest nonfiction text. Student will also complete a unit on biographies.


    Research: Using results from searching the Destiny Catalog, students will continue to use call numbers to locate materials in the library. Students will learn to identify and evaluate appropriate print and non-print sources for research. Students will be introduced to the Middle School Databases on UDLib/Search. Students will work to create a Pathfinder for a biography research project. Students will learn to identify relevant information on a given research topic, and evaluate whether or not sources are creditable. 


    Technology: Students will review the skills learned in Fourth Grade, and further develop knowledge of website navigation, research databases and other age appropriate technology. Students will create projects using desktop publishing, presentation software and other multimedia tools. In addition, students will use iPads and use a variety of research APPs. They will become avid users of Schoology and Google Drive.  Students will expand on further aspects of Internet Safety including Information Security.