Information Literacy

Information Literacy

Knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.

In addition to reading, online safety and hands on activities, students receive several information literacy lessons in the learning commons each year. It all begins with library orientation; ensuring that students are familiar with how to look up books, where to find them, how to check them out properly. Students must also understand that PRIDE behavior is expected during all learning commons lessons and activities.

Fiction and Non-Fiction

Fiction Verses Non-Fiction 1 ~ Sparkley Barkley

Fiction Verses Non-Fiction Quiz ~ Mrs. Hall

Shelve It by Mrs. Lodge's Library

Read How to Play. Select New Game. Select Fiction. Play Levels 1, 2 and 3 until you get a correct shelf order in all three levels.

Locating Non-Fiction Books

Bob the Alien discovers Dewey ~ Capstone

Understanding Dewey Decimal ~ PowToon

The Dewey Rap ~ Mr. Scooter

Shelve It by Mrs. Lodge's Library

Read How to Play. Select New Game. Select Non-Fiction. Play Levels 1, 2 and 3 until you get a correct shelf order in all three levels.


Extracting Information

Non-Fiction Text Features ~ Joy Scaglione

Reference Resources Part 1 ~ Sparkley Barkley Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus

Reference Resources Part 2 ~ Sparkley Barkley Atlas and Almanacs

  1. Plan (Beginning)
  2. Do (Middle)
  3. Review (End)

  1. Task Definition
  2. Information Seeking Strategies
  3. Location and Access
  4. Use of Information
  5. Synthesis
  6. Evaluation