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    Locating Skills K-4

     

    Locating Skills

     

    Kindergarten.  Through planned learning activities the student:

    is aware of layout of kindergarten and library

    knows location of easy fiction and type of books housed there

    understands easy fiction resources are housed in a particular order

    learns borrowing procedures of school resources

    uses software icon menu on desktop

    uses keyboard—use of mouse and cursor (point and double clicking) 

    Enter/Return key,  locate and click, mouse pad, monitor

    interacts with story using mouse

    is aware of the Internet as a resource

     

    Grade 1. Through planned learning activities the student:

    is aware of layout of classroom, library and school

    knows location of easy fiction and type of books found there

    is aware that easy fiction is shelved in alphabetical order according to last name of author

    learns borrowing procedures for school resources

    differentiates between fiction and nonfiction resources and their location

    is aware of primary resources as a source of information, e.g.,  first-hand experience, people, concrete objects

    is aware of secondary resources as a source of information, e.g., book, pictures, AV materials

    is aware of computer system skills using modeled examples:

    can turn computer on

    uses terminology—monitor, keyboard, mouse, disk drive, printer,  disk, CD-ROM

    understands and uses keyboard—space bar, Enter/Return, caps lock

    interacts with story using mouse

    practices hand and finger placement on keyboard

    uses file menu to exit program

    is aware of the Internet

     

    Grade 2.  Through planned learning activities the student:

    is aware of layout of  library and school

    differentiates between fiction and nonfiction sections of the library and uses the spine label to identify resources

    is aware that nonfiction resources are shelved according to classification order

    finds resources in both school library and public libraries with assistance

    is aware of primary resources as a source of information, e.g., first-hand experience, people, concrete objects

    is aware of secondary resources as a source of information, e.g., book, pictures, AV materials, magazines

    begins to use contents and index pages of nonfiction books using key words

    is aware of computer system skills through modeled examples by:

    saving into appropriate folders/directories

    retrieving saved document

    being able to turn computer on/off correctly

       using file menu to exit program

       understands and uses  keyboard—space bar, Enter/Return, mouse, cursor,  locate and click, caps lock

       is aware of finger placement on keyboard home keys

    acquires information from different instructional displays

    is aware of search strategies to help select and locate resources

    is aware of the Internet

     

    Grade 3.  Through planned learning activities the student:

    follows a search plan with assistance

    locates fiction using spine label

    locates nonfiction using Dewey decimal classification system

    locates appropriate resources in both school library and public libraries with assistance

    begins to use contents and index pages of nonfiction books by using key words

     

    begins to identify primary  and secondary sources of information

    uses a range of resources as sources of information, e.g., encyclopedias, videos, CD-ROM

    is aware of author, title or subject access to resources

    is aware of key word searches using CD-ROM and online technology

    using modeled examples, is aware of Internet/e-mail through:

    being aware of e-mail communication

    locating bookmarked Internet sites with assistance

    participating in online projects to locate, contribute and gather information

    starting browser software

    using back/forward navigation arrows in browser

    identifying and using links on a Web page

    is aware of computer system skills using modeled examples by:

    saving into appropriate folders/directories

    retrieving saved document

    being able to turn computer on/off correctly

    reading and using software text and icon menu

    locating, reading and responding to software instructions

    interacting with story using mouse

    understands the purpose of different displays and directional signage

    locates and borrows magazines with assistance

     

    Grade 4.  Through planned learning activities the student:

    follows a search plan with assistance

    locates fiction using spine label

    locates reference materials

    uses reference tools—atlas, telephone book, encyclopedia, thesaurus, dictionary, reference CD-ROM

    uses author, title, subject access in search strategies to identify the shelf label of a resource

    using modeled examples, is aware of Internet/e-mail through:

    using e-mail as a form of communication and possible source of information

    locating bookmarked Internet sites with assistance

    participating in online projects to locate, contribute and gather information

    using back/forward navigation arrows in browser

    is aware of computer system skills using modeled examples by:

    saving into appropriate folders/directories

    retrieving saved document

    using Save and Save as appropriately

    minimizing open documents/programs

    identifies primary  and secondary sources of information

    locates appropriate resources using the Dewey decimal classification system

    selects materials by scanning table of contents and assessing re