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Library Curriculum

Livonia's K-4 Library Media Curriculum  

Livonia's Library Media Specialists have adopted a rigorous media curriculum developed by the State of Illinois known as the Illinois Standards-Aligned Instruction for Libraries (iSAIL) that all students are taught while in Livonia Public Schools.

The following five standards are taught in all grade levels K-4.  Specific objectives and benchmarks determine appropriate lessons at each level.

Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
• Recognize the need for information
• Formulate questions based on information needs
• Identify various potential sources of information
• Develop and use successful strategies for locating information
• Seek information from diverse sources

Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently

• Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information
• Distinguish among fact, point of view, and opinion
• Identify inaccurate and misleading information
• Select information appropriate to the problem or question

Standard 3: Use information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate collaboratively and productively as a member of a democratic society

• Organize information for practical application
• Integrate new information into own schema
• Produce and communicate information and ideas in appropriate formats
• Use problem-solving techniques to devise strategies for improving process or product
• Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources (including freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, copyright, and plagiarism)

Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursue knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth

• Cultivate a love of reading and become a self-motivated reader
• Develop a knowledge of genres and literary elements
• Derive meaning from informational texts in various formats

Standard 5: Understand and practice Internet safety when using any electronic media for educational, social, or recreational purposes 

• Practice strategies that promote personal safety and protect online and offline reputation
• Recognize that networked environments are public places governed by codes of ethical behavior
• Practice positive digital citizenship
• Distinguish website authority, validity, and purpose
• Understand the need for protecting personal privacy when using public access to digital sources
• Protect personal information and electronic devices in an online environment