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_Information & Media Literacy



  1. LibraryINFORMATION SKILLS: To seek information in various formats of nonfiction and information text from diverse sources.
  • Print & electronic tools
  • Dictionaries
  • Atlases/maps
  • Biographies
  • Almanacs
  • Encyclopedias
  • Thesaurus
  • Magazines & newspapers
  • Databases
  • Websites
  • Primary documents/secondary documents
  1. RESEARCH SKILLS:
  • To follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects
  • To find, evaluate and select appropriate sources to answer questions
  • To evaluate information on the basis of accuracy, validity and appropriateness of need
  • To seek divergent perspectivesLibrary media 2
  1. CITATION of SOURCES & IDEAS: To demonstrate a working knowledge and respect for
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Plagiarism
  • MLA style guide- used in high school
  • Ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information
  1. TO DEVELOP & DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF MEDIA LITERACY:
  • Influences & uses
  • Distinguish between fact, opinion & propaganda
  • Using information technology responsibly

CULTURAL LITERACY TO EXPERIENCE A WIDE VARIETY & RANGE OF LITERATURE:

  • Classical literature and multicultural literature
  • Folklore…….. Asian, Western & European, Jewish, African American, Spanish, Latin American
  • Tall tales
  • Fairytales
  • Mythology…Greek, Roman, Norse
  • Genres……..Humor, Mysteries, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction,Realistic Fiction Poetry
  • Biographies & Autobiographies
  • “Guys Read” & “Chick Lit”
  • Reluctant Readers

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEVEL

  • Foster love of reading for pleasure/ Reader’s Advisory
  • Build listening skills
  • Build information skills
  • Noteworthy authors & illustrators
  • Word play: rhymes, riddles & jokes
  • Crafts/puppet making/creative play
  • Storylines/flannel boards/ cut & fold stories

ELEMENTARY LEVEL

  • Foster love of reading for pleasure/ Reader’s Advisory
  • Research tools/research skills
  • Media tools/media skills
  • Intellectual property
  • Critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis and organization)
  • Caldecott & Newbery Awards
  • Genre studies
  • Writing skills– creative writing and informational
  • Storytelling, reader’s theatre, radio plays
  • Word Play—-idioms & figurative language
  • Crafts/activities

MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL

  • Foster love of reading for pleasure/Reader’s Advisory
  • Research collaboration and support for teacher projects and assignments

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