St. Constance School Library Program
Each grade level has one library class per week. Our library program encourages the students to develop listening skills, visual literacy, and an appreciation of the world of books. During library class, the students will check out books, do research, and work on library science skills. The projects the students work on will vary depending on the age of the children.
My goal is for all of my students to use library skills to enhance the curriculum of academic areas. I intend to work with the classroom teachers to assure that the library resources and programs support and enrich the curricula at all grade levels.
The students in the primary grades should learn to evaluate and select books of interest, identify the parts of a book, and participate in discussion following storytelling.
The intermediate level students should learn to discriminate between fiction and non-fiction books, locate reference sources and use found information in research projects, and be able to recall, summarize, and paraphrase selections read or viewed.
The junior high students should be able to locate specific interesting reading and research materials and develop the skills necessary to select, evaluate, and interpret desirable materials to entertain and to inform. Also, these students should be able to prepare and present oral presentations to their classes.