Elementary School Library

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    The Elementary Learning Center is a place to learn, read, explore, and just relax.

    • Mon-Thurs - 7:30AM to 3:30PM
    • Friday       - 7:30AM to 2:00PM

    ELC Staff
    Susan Winderlich, ELC EdTEch/Library Specialist   
    Kaouther Marouaini - ES Library Media Assistant
    Jane El Feki - Tech Assistant

    Destiny Library Catalog & Resource Links
    Safari Montage (Online Video Collection) 

    Elementary Library Learning Expectations

    The Elementary Library supports classroom curriculum and provides services to the school community.  Introducing students to various types of literature, authors and illustrators, supports the classroom reading curriculum as well as helping students develop an appreciation of a variety of literature.  We encourage students to pursue individual interests in reading and learning. The second area of support is introducing and reinforcing research skills.  These range from learning how a library is organized and how to find material in the library to evaluating sources and learning how to use the material for their own projects. These activities develop skills and habits that each student will use throughout their school career. The elementary library also provides services to parents, which include helping them find appropriate books for their children and teaching them how to use the library catalog.

    Throughout the elementary years, students develop the following attitudes, knowledge, and skills through the library program. 

    Reading widely for information and in pursuit of personal interests.

    PK to Grade 2
    • Selects books based on personal interests.
    • Uses illustrations and other visual elements to select materials.
    • Makes connections to background knowledge
    • Distinguishes between fiction and non-fiction.
    • Identifies the roles of an author and an illustrator.
    • Begins to recognize different types of literature genres.
    Grades 3 to 5
    • Selects a variety of fiction and non-fiction for independent reading.
    • Uses retelling and paraphrasing, text features and questions to understand informational text.
    • Recognizes different types of literature genres.
    Using inquiry and critical thinking skills to acquire, analyze and evaluate.  Use information to create, share and inform.
    PK to Grade 2
    • Develops an understanding of the organization of the library.
    • Recognizes that call numbers are used to locate books.
    • Recognizes parts of a book, such as spine, title page, index, and glossary.
    • Understands that a fact is a true statement.
    • Begins to use non-fiction material as a source of information.

    Grades 3 to 5
    • Understands how call numbers are used to locate books and how non-fiction materials are organized.
    • Uses technology to locate information.
    • Uses non-fiction materials as a source of information.
    • Identifies information need.
    • Uses keywords to initiate an information search.
    • Extracts information from text based on need.
    • Uses technology appropriately to create and share information.
    • Cites information sources.
    Seeks multiple perspectives, shares information and ideas with other.  Reflects on the process, product and content in order to grow and improve.

    PK to Grade 2
    • Uses library materials responsibly.
    • Understands expected classroom behaviors.
    • Begins to work appropriately in groups.    

    Grade 3 to 5
    • Works appropriately in groups as well as independently.
    • Begins to use diverse sources to gather information.
    • Begins to evaluate the process of their search and the results that came from the search.
    Uses information and resources ethically.

    Grade 3 to 5
    • Begins to understand the concept of intellectual property rights.
    • Cites sources.
    • Uses technology in a responsible manner.                          
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