Kindergarten Library Curriculum Map
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The main objectives in the Kindergarten Library Programme are:
  • To introduce students to use the library and its resources for all of their information needs
  • To make connections with the Units of Inquiry developed in the PYP Kindergarten Curriculum
  • To create an atmosphere through which the students will regard the library as warm , inviting, friendly, and an interesting place to visit
  • To help the students develop listening skills and discussion skills
  • To teach the students the proper care of books
  • To help the students to begin an appreciation of literature
  • To introduce, review, and reinforce library terms and concepts
  • To collaborate with the classroom teacher to incorporate these skills into all areas of the curriculum


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.


Library Terms and Concepts:
Literature Topics:
  • Browsing
  • Dust Jacket
  • Turning pages
  • Care of Books
  • Author
  • Title
  • Spine
  • Cover
  • Pages
  • Illustrator
  • Illustrations
  • Library
  • Librarian
  • Computer
  • Catalog
  • Circulation Desk
  • Check in books
  • Check out books
  • ABC Books
  • Counting Books
  • Mother Goose
  • Holiday Books
  • Poetry Books
  • Animal Books
  • Books about Families
  • Books about Celebrations
  • Books about the Seasons
  • Books in a series - Beginning Chapter Books
  • Books about transportation
  • Book Awards


Trimester 1: September to November
September
October
November
  • Welcome to the library!
    • What is the library?
    • Who is the librarian?
  • Library Rules
    • Storytime
    • Checking out Books
  • How to choose a book - The Five Finger Rule
    • To read by myself
    • For my parents to read to me
    • For me to read to my siblings

Learner Profile: Caring

Formative Assessment:
  • Observational for the following skills:
    • Listening
    • Questions and answers
    • Discussion of story (sequencing)

Summative:
  • The class will create posters or bookmarks about:
    • Their library experiences this month - Possible topics are:
      • the library
      • the job of the librarian
      • the library rules
      • suggestions to other students on how to select books in the library

Library Lessons:

  • Who is responsible for our Library books?
    • Book Care
    • Checking out books
    • Checking in books
  • How to choose a book - The five finger rule

Learner Profile: Principled

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Library Lessons:
  • October 7
  • October 14: Book exchange
  • October 21: Book exchange
  • Stories from around the world
  • What is fiction?
    • Folk tales
    • Fairy tales
    • Por quoi tales
  • How to choose a book - The five finger rule

Learner Profile: Inquirer

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Library Lessons:
  • November 4: Book exchange
  • November 18: Book exchange
  • November 25

Trimester 2: December to March
December
January
February
March
  • What makes a book a book?
    • Front Cover
    • Back Cover
    • Spine
    • Pages
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    • The Story
  • How to choose a book

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Lessons:
  • Welcome Back! -- We need to Review!

  • Library Rules
    • Storytime
    • Checking out books
    • Checking in books
    • Fairy tales
    • Folk tales
    • Por quoi tales
  • Learning about shelf markers
  • How to choose a book

Learner Profile: Risk-Taker / Courageous

Lessons:
  • January 13: Book exchange
  • January 20: Book exchange
  • January 21: Book exchange
  • January 27: Book exchange
  • We are ready to do a guided research project!
    • Using non fiction in print to gather information
    • Selecting our information
    • Recording our information
    • Presenting our information
    • Where did we get the information?
    • What did you learn about your topic?
    • What did you learn about from your classmates?
  • How to choose a book

Learner Profile: Open Minded

Lessons:
  • February 3: Book exchange
  • February 10: Book exchange
  • February 17: Book exchange
  • Where in the world ...? Discovery Geographic References
    • The globe
    • Atlases - Online
    • Maps
  • Discovering Dr. Seuss
  • How to choose a book

Learner Profile: Thinker

Lessons:
  • March 3: Book exchange
  • March 10
  • March 17
  • March 24
  • March 31

Trimester 3: April to June
April
May
June
  • Who writes poetry?
  • What is poetry?
    • Poetry appreciation
    • Writing our own poems
      • Rhyming words
  • How to choose a book

Learner Profile: Balanced

Lessons:
  • April 7
  • April 14
  • April 28
  • How is the library organized?
    • Learning the Dewey Decimal Classification System
      • E Section
      • F Section
      • Non fiction section
  • How to choose a book

Learner Profile: Communicator

Lessons:
  • May 5
  • May 12
  • May 19
  • May 25
  • Summer Reading Is Here!!
  • Our year in the library - Reflection

Learner Profile: Reflective

Lessons:
  • June 2
  • June 9
  • June 16
  • June 23