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Library Skills Course Descriptions

September 09, 2014


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Kindergarten:  Students will become acquainted with books, the library media center, and the role of the librarian.  Beginning reading concepts will be reinforced as students also develop listening, discussion, and viewing skills with both books and tapes.  Literature appreciation and parts of a book will be introduced.


Grades 1 and 2:  Students will continue to develop listening, reading, discussion, and viewing skills as well as literature appreciation.  They will be introduced to the terms fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and biography.  They will continue to work with parts of a book, authors, and illustrators. Students will be encouraged to choose Accelerated Reading books in their reading range for about half of their recreational reading.


Grades 3 and 4:  Students will learn information location skills. Studies introduced in previous years—listening, reading, discussion, literature appreciation, and viewing skills-- will be expanded.  Students will be encouraged to utilize the Accelerated Reading program to find books that meet their interests and increase their reading ability.  Fourth graders will be eligible to participate in Mark Twain Award voting.


Grades 5 and 6:  Instruction on location skills, listening, reading, discussion, and viewing skills will become more specialized.  Critical thinking and deductive reasoning will be taught to help students glean the most from their contact with media.  Opportunity will be given for reading books of their choice, including the titles nominated for this year's Mark Twain Award, and the testing of comprehension with Accelerated Reader quizzes.