Hingham Public Schools Grades 6 -8Library Media Curriculum GuideAligned with Common Core State Standards;MA School Library Association Information Literacy Skills (MSLA);American Association of School Libraries Standards for the 21st Century Learner (AASL) DescriptionHMS students have access to the Library Media Center before and after school, during directed study and as scheduled by the classroom teacher. Formal instruction is linked collaboratively with classroom projects and focuses on the development of students’ ability to locate, evaluate, use and cite sources of information effectively for class projects and personal use. An appreciation of literature for personal use is further developed during these years via book talks and book discussions. The Library Media Specialist provides detailed instruction and support to 6th and 7th grade students. During the 8th grade year, students move from assisted instruction to more independent media skills development with support as needed. ObjectivesStudents will acquire and develop library media skills in the following: 1. Continuing to demonstrate skills acquired in Grade 5. CC.3.W.7 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.AASL 1.1.1 Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real-world connection for using this process in own life. 2. Utilizing primary sources and print reference sources; Developing a working knowledge of online databases such as: Facts on File and InfotracCC.5.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources;MSLA 2.17 Understand the difference between, and the uses of, primary and secondary sourcesMSLA 3.10 Independently choose appropriate information from print and electronic sources.MSLA 4.5 Independently discriminate between primary and secondary sources. 3. Developing the ability to evaluate a website for authorship, purpose, currency, usability and reliability. CC.7.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.MSLA 4.4 Independently develop criteria for relevant information, including authority, accuracy, objectivity, relevancy, and currency of source.MSLA 7.7 Use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze, synthesize and evaluate relevance, reliability, and authority of sources.AASL 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context. 4. Performing advanced searches on search engines such as Google and Internet Public Library. CC.2.R.L.1 Key Ideas and Details: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.MSLA 2.16 With assistance, select and modify keywords and phrases for information seeking purposes.AASL 1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding. 5. Developing the ability to independently navigate the research process in order to read and note relevant information and produce a well researched, well written and correctly cited research paper. CC.9-10.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.MSLA 1.11 Understand the criteria for the research assignment. MSLA 4.12 Independently take notes.MSLA 4.13 Independently summarize and paraphrase information.AASL 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.AASL 1.3.5 Use information technology responsibly. 6. Creating bibliographies to cite print, online and web sources.CC.11-12.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation. MSLA 4.22 Independently create correct citations for text and images used.AASL. 1.3.3 Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information. 7. Developing literature appreciation through advanced catalog search skills, book talks and book discussion groups.CC.3.R.L.10 Range of Reading and Complexity of Text: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently. CC.1.SL.1.b Comprehension and Collaboration: Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.MSLA 8.17 Identify and read from a variety of genres, e.g., historical, realistic, fantasy, fiction, folklore, poetry, biography, nonfiction.MSLA 8.18 Recognize reading as a lifelong pursuit. AASL 4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading. 8. Revisiting media literacy concepts as they relate to curriculum assignments.CC.4.SL.5 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.MSLA 5.7 Use appropriate medium to produce an original product to communicate research results.AASL 3.1.6 Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.AASL 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess. ExpectationsStudents will demonstrate the following:1. Care regarding the use of LMC resources and return materials in a timely manner. 2. The ability to effectively search online database sources, locate and reference relevant articles. 3. Proficiency in extracting and organizing information from multiple print and online sources. 4. Citing reliable websites which have been evaluated for accuracy and reliability.5. Creating and presenting final products of the research process with increased independence. http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/guidelinesandstandards/commoncorecrosswalk/pdf/CrosswalkEnglishStandardAll1-4.pdf
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