Library Skills/Information Literacy 4   (#5011040)

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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 fourth grade 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: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf.

General Information

Course Number: 5011040
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: LIB SKLS/INFO LIT 4
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 4

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

Wandering through Weather with Text Features:

Learn about the weather and informational text features with Sunny! In this interactive tutorial, you'll explore tables, graphs, diagrams, and timelines. You’ll also be able to explain how information from these text features helps you understand the text.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Integrating Information: Rocking and Writing:

Analyze information in non-fiction passages about rocks. In this interactive tutorial, you’ll integrate information from two texts to write about the subject. It’s going to rock!

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Digging Deeper: Inferences:

Learn the difference between explicit and implicit information, make an inference based on the information you read, and refer to details from the text to explain your thinking. This interactive tutorial will also help you learn about the largest turtle on earth, the Leatherback sea turle.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Uncovering the Main Idea:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text

Sometimes the main idea likes to hide out in the texts that you read. Lenny Lizard will give you some pointers on how to uncover the main idea and use key details to support your answers.

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to find the directly and indirectly stated main idea of a text. You will also learn how to identify and explain how key details support the main idea.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Making Models - From the Mind, to Paper, to 3D:

An art studio manager describes how projects are designed and completed using mental, 2D, computer, and 3D models.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Student Center Activity

Edcite: ELA Reading Grade 4-5:

Students can practice answering reading comprehension questions with a text about online learning. With an account, students can save their work and send it to their teacher when complete.

Type: Student Center Activity

Parent Resources

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