Library Skills/Information Literacy Kindergarten   (#5011000)

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General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

Library Media programs provide a welcoming, resource-rich environment that support multiple literacies, cultivates a culture of inquiry and literacy appreciation, and encourages the independent, ethical exploration of information and ideas.

In this course Kindergarten students will explore and use print and digital resources; create and evaluate various forms of media and self-select materials for personal and academic needs in the library/media center.  Students will use accurate vocabulary, terms, and procedures, as well as time-management and collaborative skills.  Content includes but is not limited to, topics in social studies, science and mathematics with the use of technology and through shared experiences with multiple genres of print and non-print materials.

Instructional Practices

The purpose of this course is to provide a student-centered library media program that helps students to be information literate.  Students will learn to use information for critical thinking and problem solving through instructional experiences based on, but not limited to, the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) that are most relevant to the course.  Appropriate correlations will also be made with ISTE, FINDS, READS and AASL standards to ensure a comprehensive educational experience.

The framework of the library media center instructional program is:

  1. We an share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of a democratic society.
  2. We can draw conclusions, make informed decisions, collaborate, and apply knowledge to new situations using technology and other information tools.
  3. We can pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
  4. We can inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge from a variety of sources.

In this course the library media educator will integrate grade levels/subject areas through the development, implementation and assessment of instructional lessons, units, and projects.  Grade level standards are the immediate focus of this course; however, it is important for educators to understand the K-12 standards as the ultimate achievement goal as students' progress.

English Language Development (ELD) Standards Special Notes Section:

Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.   For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/si.pdf.

 

General Information

Course Number: 5011000
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: LIB SKLS/INFO LIT K
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Parts with Purpose: Examining the Parts of a Book:

Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book and examine each part's features in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

What's the Topic? Part 2: Illustrations and Photographs:

Use titles, headings, illustrations, and photographs to predict and confirm the topics of texts in this interactive tutorial. Join Jose' as he explores the text features of informational text in his search for new books on a variety of topics.

This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Click HERE to open What's the Topic? Part 1: Titles and Headings. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Crawl on in, Let's Draw!:

Discover striped newt salamanders and learn what factors make for a great scientific model in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

What's the Topic? Part 1: Titles and Headings:

Use titles and headings to predict and confirm the topics of texts in this interactive tutorial. Join Jose' as he reviews the parts of a book and explores the text features of informational text in his search for new books on a variety of topics.

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Click HERE to open What's the Topic? Part 2: Illustrations and Photographs.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Magical Library :

Help a wizard name the author and illustrator of a storybook or informational book with this interactive tutorial. You’ll also learn the jobs of the author and illustrator in telling the story and presenting ideas or information in a text.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Playground Fun: Storybooks and Poems:

Identify the elements of storybooks (characters, setting, and events) and poems (lines and rhymes) and recognize their differences with this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Seashore of Details:

Identify key details as you answer questions about informational text in this interactive tutorial. Join Sam as he explores the seashore and answers who, what, where, and when questions about sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, and other sea-related topics.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Buzzing Details:

Answer questions about key details in nonfiction text with this interactive tutorial. Help Bobby the beekeeper answer who, what, and where questions while reading about buzzing bees.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Once Upon a Retelling:

Identify and retell the main elements of a story in this interactive tutorial. Join Walter Wolf to find the characters, setting, and major events in his favorite story, The Three Little Pigs, and retell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Sweet Details:

Identify story elements by answering who, what, where, and when questions in this interactive tutorial. Help Red Riding Hood find her friends Hansel and Gretel by answering questions about the key details in their story.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Building Meaning:

Learn strategies for understanding new words in this interactive tutorial. Join Handy Hal and learn how to use picture clues, context clues, and word parts to help you determine the meaning of an unknown word.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

"Beary" Good Details:

Join Baby Bear to answer questions about key details in his favorite stories with this interactive tutorial. Learn about characters, setting, and events as you answer who, where, and what questions.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.