Information Literacy Program Plan Grades 3-5

Activities/units/projects by grade level that address each of the information literacy standards:

Information Literacy Standard

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

1.The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.

Third Grade Focus: Use a research model

First Search and Basic Resources

Projects:

. Endangered Animals

. Habitats of Animals

. Indians of North America

. Occupations in Communities

. Countries of the World

Fourth Grade Focus:

Create individual research projects using models and templates

First Search and

Research Plan

Notetaking

Projects:

. Animals of the World

. People of Illinois

. United States: State Report

Fifth Grade Focus:

Design research projects and evaluate information

First Search and

Research Plan

Evaluation: RACCER

Bibliography

Projects:

. Famous American

 

2. The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.

Introduction

What is available in basic resources? DEAR

What are basic strategies for locating information? SMILKA

Introduction

. Relevance

. Availability

. Discrepancy

Focus

. Relevance

. Availability

. Comprehensiveness

. Evaluate for discrepancy

. Reliability

3.  The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.

Introduction

Beginning Note taking

Beginning Bibliography

 

Posters, Dioramas, Oral Reports, Written reports

Introduction

Note taking & Bibliography

 

Written Reports

Brochures : MSPUB

Introduction

Notetaking & Bibliography

 

 

Power Point

 

4.  The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interest.

Student needs skills to pursue interests.

Focus and Reinforce

. How to use an index - F

. How to use a Dewey library - R

. How to use an library computer catalog R&F

. How to read a library call number - R

. How to read a shelf - R

. How to choose appropriate reading level book - R

Student needs skills to pursue interests.

Focus Reinforce  Introduce

. How to use an index  R

. How to use a Dewey library R

. How to use an library computer catalog Focus and R

. How to read a library call number R

. How to read a shelf R

. How to use an biographical dictionary I

. How to find and use periodicals I

 

Student needs skills to pursue interests: Focus: using online resources.

Focus Reinforce Introduce

. How to use an online index  R

. How to use an library computer catalog R

. How to use an biographical dictionary online F

. How to find and use periodicals online F

5. The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.

Book talks to introduce students to many  books

Book talks  by genre and interest

Incentive programs such as Accelerated Reader

 

Concepts of literature

Book talks to introduce students to many Book talks by genre and interest

Incentive programs such as Accelerated Reader and Rebecca Caudill

Concepts of literature

Book talks to introduce students to many books Book talks by genre and interest

Incentive programs such as Accelerated Reader and Rebecca Caudill

Concepts of literature

6. The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking  and  knowledge generation.

Practices skills and strategies introduced   R

 

Whenever using  books, the LMC, public library, computers,  writing,  etc.

 

Practices skills and strategies introduced  R

 

Whenever using  books, the LMC, public library, computers, writing, etc.

 

Practices skills and strategies introduced  R

 

Whenever using  books, the LMC, public library, computers, writing, etc.

 

7. The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.

Introduce and Reinforce

Knows and  uses the 8 Traits of an Independent Learner.  (Attached)

Knows purpose for independent information use.

Reinforce

Knows and  uses the 8 Traits of an Independent Learner. (Attached)

Knows purpose for independent information use.

Reinforce

Knows and  uses the 8 Traits of an Independent Learner. (Attached)

Knows purpose for independent information use.

8. The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information  technology.

Introduce

Knows what plagiarism is

Takes notes and creates bibliography

 

Introduce

Knows what plagiarism is

Takes notes , attributes work a nd creates bibliography

Introduce

Knows what plagiarism is

Takes notes, attributes work,  and creates bibliography

9. The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.

Reinforce

Works on search and research projects in groups, with groups, and independently.  Knows when to seek assistance.

 

See projects listed above

Reinforce

Works on search and research projects in groups, with groups, and independently.  Knows when to seek assistance.

 

See projects listed above

Reinforce

Works on search and research projects in groups, with groups, and independently.  Knows when to seek assistance.

 

See projects listed above.

 

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