5th Grade ideas submitted by Adams 12 Teacher Librarians

Information Literacy and Library Skills

Lesson Title and Description
Standards and Skills addressed
Links/Docs/Resources/ Examples

Library Orientation
  • Proper care of materials
  • Check out procedures
  • Use alphabetical order to locate information
  • Locate areas in library
    • Understand the relationship between call number & author
    • Find books in the fiction section based on author
    • Locate non-fiction books based on its Dewey Decimal System
  • Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction
  • Independently locate & select a book based on personal interest
  • Use guide words in research sources to find information
  • Locate a book using the online catalog
Use Parts of a book as information sources
  • Cover
  • Spine
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table of contents
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Bibliography
  • Dedication
  • Appendix
Research skills
  • Use reference sources to gather information
    • Dictionary
    • Thesaurus
    • Encyclopedia
    • Internet
    • Atlas
    • Almanac
    • Maps
    • Newspapers
    • Magazines
    • Internet
  • Take notes using a graphic organizer
  • Summarize & organize information in a variety of ways
  • Use maps and globes to explain geographical setting or historical events
  • Prepare a bibliography
  • Cite bibliographic information
  • Use a dictionary to identify appropriate word meanings & spelling
  • Begin to learn the difference between primary and secondary sources

Great ideas! Curricular ideas and topics from 2009-2010 End of Year Reports.