K-2 Library Media and Technology Curriculum
Transdisciplinary Strand 5: Literature Appreciation and Independent Learning
Standard 5: Students read widely and use a variety of digital media resources for personal growth, independent learning and enjoyment.
Enduring Understanding: Reading is a foundation skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.
Essential Question: How can reading become a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment?
1. Develop appreciation and self-motivation as a reader.
• Participate in read-aloud, storytelling, and booktalking, silent and voluntary reading experiences.
• Demonstrate active listening skills.
• Demonstrate sense of story (e. g., beginning, middle, end, characters, details).
• Understand the difference between an author and an illustrator.
• Use illustrations to acquire a greater understanding of story.
• Identify award-winning books.
2. Collaborate and share knowledge of information and literary sources.
• Collaborate with others, both in person and through technologies, to share knowledge of literary sources, both print and non-print.
• Share books by favorite authors and illustrators.
3. Determine and select materials appropriate to personal abilities and interests.
• Understand and use the library as an information and pleasure reading source.
• Select resources both within and outside the school for personal and informational purposes.
• Develop and communicate personal criteria for selecting resources for information needs and enjoyment.