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An Introduction to Information Literacy in the K-6 Classroom ED 515: Curriculum of the Elementary School Dr. Janet Burke. Presented by: Jenny Innes Education Librarian WCSU Libraries Spring 2004. Information Literacy: What is it?.
1 American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. (1989). Final Report. Retrieved on 2/17/04 from the American Library Association website: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/whitepapers/presidential.htm.
The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.
The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.
The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.
The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.
The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.
American Association of School Librarians and Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning. Chicago: American Library Association, 1998.
Ryan, Jenny and Steph Capra. Information Literacy Toolkit: Grades Kindergarten-6. ALA, 2001
Ryan & Capra. Information Literacy Toolkit: Grades 7 and Up. ALA, 2001.
Eisenberg, Michael. Information Literacy : Essential Skills for the Information Age.Libraries Unlimited, 2004. (On order)
Stanley, Deborah B. Practical Steps to the Research Process for Middle School. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2000.
Humes, Barbara. Understanding Information Literacy.Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Institute for Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning, 1998.
AASL Information Literacy Resources
The Big6 Skills
Learning through the Library Best Practices Archive.
Elementary (K-Grade 5) http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslissues/aaslinfolit/learningthroughlibrary.htm
Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction, State of Connecticut
Connecticut Information/Technology Literacy Information
A Progress Report on Information Literacy: An Update on the American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report.