Henry County's library/information access curriculum has three content
strands: Identifying and Locating Information and Resources;
Using, and Evaluating Information and Resources; and Appreciating
and Evaluating Literature. The strands have benchmarks that address
student expectations at grades 2, 5, 8 and 12. These benchmarks have
performance standards that more specifically delineate what is expected
NOTE: Benchmarks for middle school and high school grades are
Content Strand: Identifying
and Locating Information and Resources
Locate areas of the library media center
A. Locate functional areas.
B. Locate sections housing specific types of materials.
Locate materials in the library media center
A. Locate books using the call number.
B. Use search station to identify and locate resources.
Use a variety of methods to access materials.
A. Conduct searches of library media center holdings
using Boolean searches and truncation.
B. Demonstrate awareness of Dewey Decimal System.
Use a variety of techniques to access materials.
A. Formulate a search strategy (scientific method,
Big Six, or Flip It) to guide research process.
B. Use Boolean operators to conduct keyword searches.
C. Use search engines to locate information on the
D. Use community resources for information.
E. Identify and use primary and secondary sources.
Use a bibliography to locate materials.
Use the media center catalog as a resource tool.
Content Strand: Selecting,
Using, and Evaluating Information and Resources
Demonstrate responsibility in use of media center resources.
A. Exhibit self-controlled behavior.
B. Demonstrate care and responsibility for
Use appropriate resources to gather information.
A. Use various terms and parts of books (e.g.,
cover, spine, title page, call number).
B. Evaluate appropriateness of resources based
on level of difficulty and usefulness.
Select and use a variety of information sources.
A. Evaluate appropriateness of sources for
specific information needs.
B. Use print and electronic sources to acquire
Select the appropriate materials for a specific research purpose.
A. Evaluate the currency, authority, and accuracy of
B. Compare and contrast the appropriateness of print
and nonprint reference materials for a specific research purpose.
Utilize can/preview strategies during selection process.
Utilize note-taking skills.
Apply critical thinking skills.
Organize materials to develop subject and sequence.
Content Strand: Appreciating
and Evaluating Literature
Demonstrate appreciation of age appropriate literary works.
A. Listen and respond to selections of children's
B. Recognize noted children's authors and
Evaluate literary works.
A. Select and read a variety of books.
Select and read a variety of literary works.
A. Read books that reflect personal interests
B. Read books recognized as outstanding.
Recognize noted authors.
A. Find and use information about authors
of children's literature.
Select the appropriate literature for a specific purpose.
A. Identify the different genre in literature.
B. Choose the appropriate literature
format (e.g., short story, essay) for a specific reading assignment.
C. Choose recreational reading as a
Identify stereotyping, bias, and prejudice.
Utilize materials presenting alternative points of view.
Identify primary, secondary and tertiary sources.
|Library/Information Access Content Maps:
Grades 6-8 (under construction)
Grades 9-12 (under construction)
This page was updated on September 7, 1999