Fourth Grade Library Curriculum Map
The main objectives for the Fourth Grade Library Curriculum are:
  • To continue to explore the use of the library and its resources for the students to meet all of their information needs
  • To make connections with the Units of Inquiry developed in the PYP Grade 4 Curriculum
  • To correlate skills closely with the classroom academic curriculum
  • To continue to introduce and reinforce parts of the book and parts of the story
  • To introduce the use of periodicals (Online) as reference tools
  • To introduce, review, and reinforce OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) skills
  • To introduce and reinforce online reference tools:
    • Author Books
    • Biographical Dictionaries
    • Atlases
    • Almanacs
  • To introduce the proper form of a bibliographic entry (Works Cited)
  • To review and reinforce the Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC)
  • To continue to introduce different genres to continue to devlop students' interest areas

From: Lewis, Marguerite, and Pamela J. Kudla. Hooked on Library Skills!: A Sequential Activities Program for Grades K-6. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 1988. Print.

Terms, Concepts, and Skills to be Introduced or Reinforced
Literature
  • Parts of the Book
    • Glossary
    • Frontispiece
    • Preface, Foreword, or Introduction
    • Verso Page
  • Parts of the Story
    • Dialogue
    • Action
  • Anthologies
  • Author Reference tools
  • Biographies
  • Dictionaries
  • OPAC Skills (Online Public Access Skills)
    • Searching by: Author, Title, Subject
    • Decoding information from the catalog results
    • Cross References
    • Location of Materials on the shelf
  • Dewey Decimal Classification System
    • Ten Main Classes
  • Bibliography
  • Encyclopedias
    • Volume
    • Cross-references
    • Headings
    • Paraphrasing
Family
School
Mystery
Mystery-Detective
Historical
Seasonal
Animal
Fantasy
Biography
Science Fiction
Humorous
Foreign Setting


Trimester 1: September to November
September
October
November
Welcome Back to the Library!
  • Review of Library Procedures
  • Review the organization of the "E" section
  • Review the organization of the "F" section
  • How to choose a book
    • Five finger rule
    • Reading
      • to myself
      • to others
      • others reading to me

Learner Profile: Caring

Read Alouds:
  • This way we go to school: A book about children around the world by Edith Baer
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Formative Assessment:
  • Observation of:
    • Listening skills
    • Following directions

Summative Assessment:
  • Crate a graphic organizer about the different topics we have learned about this month.

Lessons:
Doing the Dewey Dance! in the Library

Skills:
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the Dewey Decimal Classification System
    • Ten Main Classes
      • Reference
      • Philosophy and Psychology
      • Religion
      • Social Science
      • Science
      • Applied Science
      • Fine Arts
      • Literature
      • History, Geography, and Biography

Learner Profile: Principled

Literature for the Month:
  • Mystery Stories
  • Detective Stories
  • Fiction and Non Fiction

Formative Assessment:
  • The Story of Dewey
  • Dewey's Journey
  • Practice with Dewey

Summative Assessment:
  • Presentation during an Assembly Program of what students have learned in September and October during their library lessons.

Lessons:
The Dewey Dance - Part 2 in the Library!

Skills:
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the Dewey Decimal Classification System
    • Ten Main Classes
      • Reference
      • Philosophy and Psychology
      • Religion
      • Social Science
      • Science
      • Applied Science
      • Fine Arts
      • Literature
      • History, Geography, and Biography

Learner Profile: Inquirer

Literature for the Month:
  • Historical Fiction
  • Seasonal

Formative Assessment:
  • Be a Magazine Expert

Summative Assessment:
  • Students will create a board game using their knowledge of the DDCS.
  • Trials Assessment - Online

Lessons:
  • November 5: Book exchange
  • November 12: Book exchange
  • November 19: Book exchange
  • November 26
Reflections:


Trimester 2: December to March
December
January
February
March
Let's Wrap Everything Up from September to December!
  • Selecting "Just Right" Books
  • Reading to self, to others, and others reading to me
  • DDS Ten Main Classes

Learner Profile: Review of the learner profiles discussed so far: Caring, Principled, and Inquirer

Literature Review:
  • Books about school
  • Mystery and Detective stories
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction

Literature of the Month:
  • Seasonal
    • There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
    • Selected by the Students

Formative Assessment:
  • Retelling and sequencing of a story that they listened to during library lessons.

Summative Assessment:
  • Diagrams that the students have created to illustrate everything that they have learned so far during library lessons.

Lessons:
  • December 3: Book Exchange
  • December 10: Book Exchange
More Parts of the Book!
  • Frontispiece
  • Verso
  • Preface
  • Foreword
  • Introduction

Learner Profile: Risk Taker / Courageous

Literature of the Month:
  • Fantasy

Formative Assessment:
  • Observational: Students will identify the additional parts of the book

Summative Assessment:
  • Students will illustrate the new parts of the books with a creation of their own.

Lessons:
  • January 7: Book Exchange
  • January 14: Book Exchange
  • January 21: Book Exchange
  • January 28: Book Exchange
Decoding the Online Card Catalog
  • Title Search
  • Author Search
  • Subject Search

Learner Profile: Thinker

Literature of the Month:
  • Animal Fiction
  • Animal Non Fiction

Formative Assessment:
  • Decoding an Online Catalog Card
  • Card Catalog Practice

Summative Assessment:
  • To be determined

Lessons:
  • February 4: Book Exchange
  • February 11: Book Exchange
  • February 18: Book Exchange
Decoding our OPAC Results
  • Call Number
  • Author
  • Title
  • Illustrator
  • Publisher
  • Copyright Date
  • Number of Pages
  • Type of Search:
    • Author
    • Title
    • Subject
  • Type of Book
    • Fiction
    • Non Fiction
    • Easy / Everybody

Learner Profile: Thinker

Literature of the Month:
  • Biographies

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Lessons:
  • March 4: Introduction to Inventors and Biographies
  • March 11
  • March 18:
  • March 25:
Reflections:

Trimester 3: April to June
April
May
June
Just the Facts, Jack! - Introduction to the Reference Section
  • Biographical Dictionary (Online)
  • Gazetters (Online)
  • Reference Books (Print)
  • Cross-References

Learner Profile: Balanced

Literature of the Month:
  • Realistic Fiction

Formative Assessment Activities:
  • Reference Books
  • Biographical Dictionary
  • Gazetteers
  • Cross-References

Summative Assessment: To be Determined

Lessons:
  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 29
More Facts, Please!
  • Encyclopedias (Print and Online)
  • Headings
  • Basic Bibliography

Learner Profile: Communicator

Literature of the Month:
  • Science Fiction

Formative Assessment Activity:
  • Headings

Summative Assessment:
  • Based on the current UoI

Lessons:
  • May 6
  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27
I Love Facts and Trivia!
  • The World Almanac

Learner Profile: Reflective

Literature of the Month:
  • End of the School Year
  • Summer Reading is Fun!

Formative Assessment Activities:
  • World Almanac 1
  • World Almanac 2
  • World Almanac 3

Summative Assessment:
  • Student created game based on Trivia Pursuit using the information learned with the World Almanac.

Lessons:
  • June 3
  • June 10
  • June 17
  • June 24
Reflections: