Information Literacy

St. Leo Catholic School's Library/Information Literacy Curriculum by grade is as follows:
 
Elementary: Library
 
Prekindergarten:
  • Reading Picture Books as a group and talking about key themes. Building listening skills and social skills with peers.
 
K-2:
  • Encourage reading for enjoyment -listening to stories and group discussion of themes and independent reading.
  • Basic library skills (Areas of library, Parts of and care of books, Nonfiction vs. Fiction, Author/Illustrator)
  • Author studies
  • Participation in North Carolina Children’s Book Awards program
  • Literary Genres (2nd Grade)
  • Author Visits
 
3-5:
  • Encourage independent reading
  • Responsibility of book check out and care
  • Library skills (Call Numbers, Dewey Organization, Destiny Catalog, Independent Search)
  • Projects and quizzes to support lessons
  • Basic research skills
  • Literary Elements
 
Middle School: Information Literacy
 
6-8:
The Information Literacy curriculum builds upon basic research skills learned in elementary grades and focuses on more advanced literacy skills, literature & critical inquiry. Assignments and projects will be completed during class periods in the library and will often be collaborative assignments with classroom teachers.
  • Novel Studies
  • Research assignments
  • Information Access (multiple: books, journals, articles & online encyclopedias)
  • Information Evaluation (reliable and authoritative sources, News Literacy)
  • Ethical Use of Information (citing sources & creating Bibliographies/MLA Style
  • Presentations

Resources
Library print collection (fiction, nonfiction, reference, periodicals)World Book Online Encyclopedia
Educational videos and websites