The K-5 Library/Media curriculum assists students in Navigating Library Resources, Text Appreciation, Research, and Digital Citizenship & Technology Literacy. In the K-2 curriculum, district librarians provide guidance and assistance to students as they develop foundational skills in these areas. K-2 elementary students learn how the library is organized, where and how to find resources, how to identify and select appropriate texts, and how to use digital technologies in safe and responsible ways. Beginning research skills (such as accessing a database) are modeled and taught in a scaffolded manner and often in support of content area projects. Students read a variety of books and literary genres for a variety of purposes, chief among them to spark curiosity, lead learning, and inspire a love for reading and appreciation for literature. Through the reading of a diverse collection of state and national nominees and award-winning texts (i.e., Dogwood Readers, Show Me Readers, Newbury Medal, Caldecott), students have opportunities to make connections to their own lives and learn about the diversity of others.
The K-5 Library/Media curriculum assists students in Navigating Library Resources, Text Appreciation, Research, and Digital Citizenship & Technology Literacy. In the Grades 3-5 curriculum, district librarians provide guidance and assistance to students as they move towards independence in these areas. Students in Grades 3-5 read for both pleasure and purpose, selecting from a vast catalog of diverse fiction and non-fiction texts compiled from sources such as the Mark Twain, ALA, Dogwood Readers, Newbury, and Caldecott nominees and award-winners. Students learn how to review, recommend, and compare texts as well as how to independently select appropriate texts for varying purposes. In doing so, students learn how to navigate the library, using the online management systems and call numbers to find, select, and check out books. They learn how to be safe and responsible digital citizens and careful, skillful researchers; these skills allow them to access online databases (i.e. - GALE, Ebsco, World Book) and develop research skills to be applied in content area projects, considering issues such as sourcing and reliability when doing so.