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PAWS @ your library

  1. 1. Library Curriculum• Book selection skills including “just right” books•• Book care and responsibility Introduction to various authors and illustrators Visit Us Online!• Fiction vs. Nonfiction• Fact vs. Opinion Browse our virtual library for help• Exploring genres and story elements• Knowing the parts of a book with homework and class projects,• Library procedures and organization find book suggestions, explore• Exploring books with common themes authors and illustrators, and link• Interpreting illustrations out to fun, educational resources.• Retelling a story•• Making predictions and drawing conclusions Reading and appreciation of the SC Book Award Visit often for news and updates! PAWS @ your nominees, Caldecott, Newbery, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King awards, and other quality literature library• Poetry appreciation• Curricular ties to ELA, Science, Social Studies, Math, Art, Music, Health, and Spanish in Welcome! collaboration with teachers The Media Center is open• Identifying topics of interest and generating how and why questions 7:15 am - 3:15 pm on school• Using a variety of sources for information (books, days and always virtually @ websites, databases, magazines, newspapers, reference, personal interviews, etc.)• Search strategies• Note-taking skills and citing sources• Using a variety of technology hardware, software, and Web 2.0 applications for learning, creativity, and personal productivity Use a Smartphone to scan the The mission of the LMES Media QR code and be taken directly to Program is to ensure that students Interested in helping? the LMES Media Center website! and staff are effective users of ideas We are always looking for parent and adult volunteers to help with Use a QR app such as QRReader. and information and to empower book fairs, shelving books, and fun projects throughout the year! students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. Mrs. Sharon Matney Lake Murray Elementary Media Center Media Specialist, MLIS 1531 Three Dog Road Chapin, SC 29036 476-4606
  2. 2. “The more that you read, the YOUR MEDIA SPECIALIST more things you will know. The CAN HELP BY... more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss Working as an INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNER THINK... to increase student achievement! CREATE... Collaborating with classroom teachers to strengthen lessons and units of study. SHARE... Infusing grade-level curriculum with reading, research, and technology. GROW Encouraging students’ love of reading and life- long learning. Fostering 21st century literacies such asBy using the library media center, students will be able to... information literacy, media literacy, digital 4. Connect understanding to the real-world. literacy, visual literacy, and technology literacy.THINK CRITICALLY... 5. Determine how to act on information (accept, reject, modify). Teaching research skills that are essential to1. Follow an inquiry-based approach in seeking knowledge.2. Use prior and background knowledge as a context for thriving in the learning. SHARE KNOWLEDGE... Recommending print and digital resources3. Develop and refine a range of questions when searchingfor new understanding. 1. Use technology and other information tools to organize including books, articles, websites, databases,4. Evaluate information on the basis of accuracy, validity, and and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others videos, and Web 2.0 applications. can view, use, and assess.appropriateness for one’s needs.5. Read, view, and listen for information presented in multiple 2. Create products that apply to authentic, real-world Providing search strategies for using theformats. contexts. library catalog to find books and websites6. Make inferences and gather meaning from diverse sources. 3. Respect copyright and the principles of intellectual that are both age-appropriate and7. Display emotional resilience by persisting in the search for freedom. educational.quality information despite research challenges.8. Seek appropriate help when needed. GROW PERSONALLY... Presenting book talks to spark reading 1. Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, excitement.CREATE NEW KNOWLEDGE... the world, and previous reading. 2. Respond to literature and other creative expressions of Preparing book lists and resource guides on a1. Apply critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation) ideas in various formats and genres. variety of themes and order to draw conclusions and create new knowledge.2. Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new 3. Go beyond academic requirements by seeking information to answer personal questions. Suggesting just-right books that demand tounderstandings, make decisions, and solve problems. 4. Choose to read for pleasure by identifying areas of own be read!3. Demonstrate personal productivity by creating andcompleting products to express learning. interest.