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Elementary Media Center Curriculum

by Karen Boehmer

September 29, 2009

 

    ELEMENTARY MEDIA CENTER CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

 

 

Kindergarten:

Literacy skills presented to the students will be: book care, book parts, library etiquette, authors of children’s books, Golden Sower, plot, and main characters.

 

First Grade:

Literacy skills presented to the students will be: book care, book parts including covers, title page, indexes, library etiquette, authors of children’s books, Golden Sower, plot, main characters, setting, fiction and nonfiction books.

 

Second Grade:

Literacy skills presented to the students will be: book care, book parts including covers, title page, indexes, table of content, library etiquette, authors of children’s books, Golden Sower, plot, main characters, setting, fiction and nonfiction books, and an introduction to dictionaries.

 

Third Grade:

Literacy skills presented to the students will be: book care, book parts including covers, title page, indexes, table of content, library etiquette, authors of children’s books, Golden Sower, problems and solution, fiction and nonfiction books, dictionaries, the Dewey Decimal System and the automated lookup system.

Presentation of the atlas and possibly the gazetteer or geography dictionary will be covered with an emphasis on alphabetical order. Every map needs a title, date, compass rose, scale of miles and map key. Map keys are developed. Longitude and latitude, prime meridian, equator and hemispheres are skills that are developed.

The telephone book will be presented. Alphabetical order as to the towns and list of names is stressed. The 3 parts of the phone number is demonstrated. The yellow pages and categories will be covered .


Fourth Grade:

Literacy skills presented to the students will be: book care, book parts including covers, title page, indexes, table of content, library etiquette, authors of children’s books, Golden Sower, problems and solution, fiction and nonfiction books, dictionaries, the Dewey Decimal System and the automated lookup system.

The dictionary will be presented in 4th grade at length. Students are encouraged to understand all parts of the entry such as entry word, pronunciation, part of speech, origin and definitions. The use of guide words and pronunciation key will be emphasized.

The thesaurus will be presented. Students will learn that a thesaurus will help them find a better word, not to over use a word or the word that best say what they want to say.

The “World Almanac,” a book of facts will be presented to fourth grade. They learn the 3 indexes, how to read an index as well as reading charts and tables.

 

 

 

                                                

Other topics will be added on an as need basis.

Elementary Media Center Curriculum

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