Livonia's K-4 Library Media Curriculum  

Livonia's Library Media Specialists have adopted a rigorous media curriculum developed by the State of Illinois known as the Illinois Standards-Alligned Instruction for Libraries (iSAIL) that all students are taught while in Livonia Public Schools.

Kindergarten iSAIL Curriculum

Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

Recognize the need for information
Formulate questions based on information needs
Identify various potential sources of information
Develop and use successful strategies for locating information
Seek information from diverse sources
 
Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently
Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information
Distinguish among fact, point of view, and opinion
Identify inaccurate and misleading information
Select information appropriate to the problem or question
 
Standard 3: Use information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate collaboratively and productively as a member of a democratic society
Organize information for practical application
Integrate new information into own schema
Produce and communicate information and ideas in appropriate formats
Use problem-solving techniques to devise strategies for improving process or product
Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources (including freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, copyright, and plagiarism)


Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursue knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth
Cultivate a love of reading and become a self-motivated reader
Develop a knowledge of genres and literary elements
Derive meaning from informational texts in various formats
 
Standard 5: Understand and practice Internet safety when using any electronic media for educational, social, or recreational purposes 
Practice strategies that promote personal safety and protect online and offline reputation
Recognize that networked environments are public places governed by codes of ethical behavior
Practice positive digital citizenship
Distinguish website authority, validity, and purpose
Understand the need for protecting personal privacy when using public access to digital sources
Protect personal information and electronic devices in an online environment
 

    First Grade iSAIL Curriculum

    Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

    Recognize the need for information
    Formulate questions based on information needs
    Identify various potential sources of information
    Develop and use successful strategies for locating information
    Seek information from diverse sources
     
    Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently
    Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information
    Distinguish among fact, point of view, and opinion
    Identify inaccurate and misleading information
    Select information appropriate to the problem or question
     
    Standard 3: Use information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate collaboratively and productively as a member of a democratic society
    Organize information for practical application
    Integrate new information into own schema
    Produce and communicate information and ideas in appropriate formats
    Use problem-solving techniques to devise strategies for improving process or product
    Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources (including freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, copyright, and plagiarism)


    Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursue knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth
    Cultivate a love of reading and become a self-motivated reader
    Develop a knowledge of genres and literary elements
    Derive meaning from informational texts in various formats
     
    Standard 5: Understand and practice Internet safety when using any electronic media for educational, social, or recreational purposes 
    Practice strategies that promote personal safety and protect online and offline reputation
    Recognize that networked environments are public places governed by codes of ethical behavior
    Practice positive digital citizenship
    Distinguish website authority, validity, and purpose
    Understand the need for protecting personal privacy when using public access to digital sources
    Protect personal information and electronic devices in an online environment
     

    Second Grade iSAIL Curriculum

    Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

    Recognize the need for information
    Formulate questions based on information needs
    Identify various potential sources of information
    Develop and use successful strategies for locating information
    Seek information from diverse sources
     
    Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently
    Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information
    Distinguish among fact, point of view, and opinion
    Identify inaccurate and misleading information
    Select information appropriate to the problem or question
     
    Standard 3: Use information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate collaboratively and productively as a member of a democratic society
    Organize information for practical application
    Integrate new information into own schema
    Produce and communicate information and ideas in appropriate formats
    Use problem-solving techniques to devise strategies for improving process or product
    Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources (including freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, copyright, and plagiarism)


    Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursue knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth
    Cultivate a love of reading and become a self-motivated reader
    Develop a knowledge of genres and literary elements
    Derive meaning from informational texts in various formats

    Standard 5: Understand and practice Internet safety when using any electronic media for educational, social, or recreational purposes 
    Practice strategies that promote personal safety and protect online and offline reputation
    Recognize that networked environments are public places governed by codes of ethical behavior
    Practice positive digital citizenship
    Distinguish website authority, validity, and purpose
    Understand the need for protecting personal privacy when using public access to digital sources
    Protect personal information and electronic devices in an online environment 
     

    Third Grade iSAIL Curriculum

    Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

    Recognize the need for information
    Formulate questions based on information needs
    Identify various potential sources of information
    Develop and use successful strategies for locating information
    Seek information from diverse sources
     
    Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently
    Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information
    Distinguish among fact, point of view, and opinion
    Identify inaccurate and misleading information
    Select information appropriate to the problem or question
     
    Standard 3: Use information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate collaboratively and productively as a member of a democratic society
    Organize information for practical application
    Integrate new information into own schema
    Produce and communicate information and ideas in appropriate formats
    Use problem-solving techniques to devise strategies for improving process or product
    Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources (including freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, copyright, and plagiarism)


    Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursues knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth
    Cultivate a love of reading and become a self-motivated reader
    Develop a knowledge of genres and literary elements
    Derive meaning from informational texts in various formats
     
    Standard 5: Understand and practice Internet safety when using any electronic media for educational, social, or recreational purposes 
    Practice strategies that promote personal safety and protect online and offline reputation
    Recognize that networked environments are public places governed by codes of ethical behavior
    Practice positive digital citizenship
    Distinguish website authority, validity, and purpose
    Understand the need for protecting personal privacy when using public access to digital sources
    Protect personal information and electronic devices in an online environment
     

    Fourth Grade iSAIL Curriculum

    Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

    Recognize the need for information
    Formulate questions based on information needs
    Identify various potential sources of information
    Develop and use successful strategies for locating information
    Seek information from diverse sources

    Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently
    Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information
    Distinguish among fact, point of view, and opinion
    Identify inaccurate and misleading information
    Select information appropriate to the problem or question

    Standard 3: Use information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate collaboratively and productively as a member of a democratic society
    Organize information for practical application
    Integrate new information into own schema
    Produce and communicate information and ideas in appropriate formats
    Use problem-solving techniques to devise strategies for improving process or product
    Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources (including freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, copyright, and plagiarism)


    Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursue knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth
    Cultivate a love of reading and become a self-motivated reader
    Develop a knowledge of genres and literary elements
    Derive meaning from informational texts in various formats
     
    Standard 5: Understand and practice Internet safety when using any electronic media for educational, social, or recreational purposes 
    Practice strategies that promote personal safety and protect online and offline reputation
    Recognize that networked environments are public places governed by codes of ethical behavior
    Practice positive digital citizenship
    Distinguish website authority, validity, and purpose
    Understand the need for protecting personal privacy when using public access to digital sources
    Protect personal information and electronic devices in an online environment