QueSPER Information Literacy Curriculum
Teaching Goal: Help broaden each student's background knowledge
The student will:
Develop knowledge of the procedure for checking books out and returning books to the library.
Develop the concepts of borrowing and returning.
Develop knowledge of staff, areas of center, and using a shelf markerDevelop connection between home and school learning.
Develop ability to work with others in a library environment
Develop knowledge of three types of books (Picture books, read-to-myself books, and information books).
Develop knowledge of facts (pieces of information that help us understand).
Develop knowledge of information books (books that present facts).
Develop knowledge of fiction books (books that contain made up stories)
Distinguish between fact and fiction
Develop knowledge of characters in books, their stories, and their creators: authors and illustrators.
Develop knowledge of storage & retrieval methods for three types of books (Picture book, read-to-myself book, information book).
Recognize color coded sections: Yellow section (E), Pink Section (PF), Green section (NF)
Recognize that numbers and letters have meaning
Recognize that numbers and letters have order
Search using colors, numbers, and/or letters to find information
Search using picture clues to find information
Develop knowledge of the parts of a book:
- Develop knowledge of personal independence and responsibility in using the LMC.
Develop knowledge of research process by working on student-generated
- Recognize cover, spine, spine label, title, author's name, illustrator's
name, publisher's name, title page.
Develop knowledge of computers as tools to help us learn
- Meet Research Bear (QueSPER) Acronym for
Question, Search, Produce, Evaluate, Reflect
- Focus on asking questions with modeling
from teacher of search, produce, evaluate, and reflect.
- Match pictures of animals and use websites or books to extend knowledge.
- Recognize parts of computer
- Recognize some keys on keyboard
- Practice hand placements
- Use basic programs and websites
Carol Fox, 2004