• IMC Curriculum Goals 



    Kindergarten
    •Use appropriate software with supervision
    •Introduce the basic parts of the computer, computer vocabulary, basic rules for computer use and care
    •Introduce the difference between fact and fiction
    •Introduce the importance of shelf arrangement in the IMC
    •Introduce how to select books appropriately for age and interest
    •Introduce book care guidelines
    •Introduce parts of a book
    •Introduce a variety of genres and authors

     

     
    First Grade
    •Use appropriate software with supervision
    •Identify basic parts of the computer, use basic computer vocabulary, and use basic rules for computer use and care
    •Introduce the function of special keyboard keys such as shift, delete, and spacebar
    •Identify the difference between fact and fiction
    •Introduce nonfiction books for check out
    •Introduce electronic resources for information.
    •Introduce shelf location of easy fiction
    •Review book care guidelines.
    •Identify parts of a book.
    •Recognize common library vocabulary
    •Identify favorite authors and characters
    •Introduce students to awards given for books and award winning books
     
    Second Grade
    •Apply rules for computer use and care
    •Use software and computer with greater independence
    •Use and apply special keyboard keys such as shift, delete, and spacebar
    •Use print and electronic resources for gathering information
    •Introduce students to simple Internet navigation
    •Introduce and model citing title, author, and copyright date
    •Recognize that you get facts from nonfiction books and electronic resources
    •Continue to expose students to a variety of genres and authors so that students are introduced to different types of literature and introduce the genre names
    •Find books by favorite authors in the easy fiction area with assistance
    •Reinforce awards for different books and how to identify these books on the shelves(i.e. Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Monarch Book Awards)
    •Compare and contrast different types of illustrations in picture books
     
    Third Grade
    •Introduce Microsoft Office products, Word and Powerpoint
    •Introduce saving, retrieving, and printing work on the computer
    •Introduce acceptable hand placement for the computer keyboard
    •Select and use both print and electronic resources for gathering information
    •Apply simple Internet navigation to find information
    •Find books in the IMC using different call numbers
    •Model and complete citations using author, title, and copyright date
    •Introduce taking notes rather than copying (plagiarism)
    •Identify different genres of literature and encourage independent reading of a variety of genre
    •Continue to reinforce awards for different books and how to identify these books on the shelves
    •Introduce the Dewey Decimal System as a way of classifying nonfiction books
    •Use the 800s and 398.2s to show the variety of literature found in the Dewey Decimal classification (i.e. fairy tales, tall tales, poetry)
     
    Fourth Grade
    •Independently save, retrieve, and print work on the computer
    •Use online reference materials, Microsoft Office Products(Word and Powerpoint), and appropriate computer accessories(such as scanners and cameras) to aid in completing projects.
    •Independently select and use both print and electronic resources for gathering information
    •Reinforce keyboarding skills
    •Continue to apply simple Internet navigation to find information
    •Use the electronic card catalog independently
    •Build a simple bibliography page with citations using author, title, and copyright date
    •Continue modeling and using note taking techniques rather than copying (plagiarism)
    •Continue to develop an awareness of quality and award winning literature such as Newberry, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and Unit 5 Reading Unites Award
    •Recognize nonfiction books are divided into categories by subject using the Dewey Decimal System
     
    5th Grade
    •Demonstrate proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Products: Word and Powerpoint
    •Expand use of Microsoft Office: Publisher and Excel
    •Select, evaluate, and cite both print and electronic resources for gathering information
    •Understand research ethics including plagiarism, citing, and taking notes
    •Promote interest in books for information and pleasure reading
    •Continue to promote quality and award winning literature such as Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and Unit 5 Reading Award
    •Review Dewey Decimal Categories