Elementary Library Syllabus

All Keystone Oaks elementary school students will receive a strong foundation in library and information literacy skills. Regular visits to the library will provide students with exposure to a variety of print and electronic resources, as well as enhance the curriculum. The students' respectful use of the library and its materials will encourage responsibility and a life-long interest in reading.

Library classes meet once a week for 40 minutes. Although no report grade is given for library, certain skill activities may be included in the Language Arts evaluation.

The student's responsibilities are:

· Follow established rules for proper behavior in the classroom

· Return library books on time and in good condition

· Actively participate in all library lessons

Parents should:

· Remind students when books are due

· Help students to care for library materials properly

Grades K-2skills include, but are not limited to:

Proper book care

Identify parts of a book: title, author, illustrator, publisher and copyright date

Recognize how books are organized in the Easy/Everyone section

Identify the call number of an Easy/Everyone book and locate it on the shelf

Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction; locate each area in the library

Introduction to the online card catalog (OPAC)

Develop an appreciation for noted authors and illustrators of children's books

Grades 3-5 skills include, but are not limited to:

Review all previous instruction

Identify and use the parts of a book: table of contents, glossary, index and appendix

Use the OPAC to perform an author, title and subject search

Use the OPAC to locate books on the shelves

Recognize and understand the use of the Dewey Decimal System as an organizational tool

Use the Dewey Decimal System to locate books in the library

Use a variety of reference tools to locate needed information

Develop an appreciation for various literary genres
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