• Library Media Center (LMC)
    Livonia's K-4 Core Technology Curriculum 

    Library Media Specialists and classroom teachers provide instruction to students at the elementary level to meet the Michigan Technology Standards (METs). Click the file link for a copy of  Livonia's K-4 Core Technology Curriculum.

    Livonia's K-4 Library Media Curriculum  
    Livonia's Library Media Specialists have developed a rigorous media curriculum that all students are taught while in Livonia Public Schools.


    • Information Literacy
    • Demonstrate listening skills
    • Identify some parts of a book: author, title, cover, spine
    • Living & Learning
    • Know/develop sense of where library is
    • Understand the purpose of the library media center (LMC)
    • Observe LMC rules and demonstrate appropriate behavior.
    • Follow procedures for checking out and returning materials.
    • Handle material and equipment with care.
    • Literature
    • Know that literature can be experienced through various media.
    • Appreciate literature and enjoy reading as a leisure time activity.
    • Respond to literature in a variety of ways.
    • Become familiar with nursery rhymes, rhyming stories, predictive stories, repetitive stories, concept books, and informational texts.

    First Grade

    • Information Literacy
    • Identify additional parts of a book: title page, spine label, illustrator, and dedication
    • Connect author’s first letter of last name with spine label.
    • Recognize alphabetical order of easy fiction collection.
    • Appreciate illustrations/pictures/photographs
    • Know the difference between fiction (narrative) and nonfiction (informational).
    • Living & Learning
    • Browse the collection for personal use.
    • Literature
    • Recognize the Caldecott Medal and know what it represents.
    • Appreciate nursery rhymes, rhyming stories, cumulative stories, circular stories, other pattern stories, realistic fiction, fantasy, humor, and informational texts.

    Second Grade

    • Information Literacy
    • Be aware of additional parts of a book: table of contents, index, glossary
    • Understand the purpose of a call number.
    • Understand the purpose of the LMC as an information center.
    • Identify the purpose of an encyclopedia and dictionary.
    • Locate fiction and understand how the books are arranged on the shelf.
    • Locate and identify classifications of materials: easy fiction, fiction, story collection, biography, nonfiction, periodicals, non-print materials, mini-lab.
    • Locate and understand the purpose of the online catalog (OPAC).
    • Living & Learning
    • Browse the collection for a variety of recreational and informational uses.
    • Literature
    • Select appropriate materials for independent reading.
    • Be familiar with fairy tales fok tales, tall tales, realistic fiction, information, poetry, fantasy, and humor.

    Third Grade

    • Information Literacy
    • Know that reading is done for a variety of purposes.
    • Understand how different materials are organized in the LMC: Dewey Decimal classification system for nonfiction and author’s last name for fiction.
    • Understand the definition and organization of biography, autobiography, and collective biographies.
    • Understand the purpose of and locate various reference materials in the LMC.
    • Using guide words, headings, and subheadings, find information in age-appropriate resources (such as the encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and telephone book).
    • Alphabetize to the third letter.
    • Use a table of contents, and index, and glossary.
    • Identify all the information found on a title page, and locate the copyright date on the verso.
    • Identify the keyword in a research question.
    • Extract information from non-text visual material.
    • Use the online catalog with assistance from an adult. (All features except advanced search).
    • Living & Learning
    • Browse the collection for a variety of recreational and informational uses.
    • Return materials to their proper location using such items as place holders, return cart, etc.
    • Literature
    • Be aware of different genres: fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, mystery, adventure, poetry, nonfiction.
    • Know the difference between fiction (narrative) and nonfiction (informational) texts. (Define w/ specificity.)

    Fourth Grade

    • Information Literacy
    • Be aware that there are 10 Dewey Decimal classification categories.
    • Develop research skills using a variety of electronic and print information resources, including the online catalog, general encyclopedias, and biographies.
    • Use cross references and special features (maps, illustrations, captions, graphs, charts, diagrams) in encyclopedias.
    • Distinguish between fact & opinion.
    • Take notes using only keywords; paraphrase for understanding.Use keywords to search.
    • Use information problem-solving strategies (Super3).
    • Internet unit.
    • Living & Learning
    • Develop respect for copyright laws and fair use standards.
    • Cite sources.
    • Literature
    • Develop an appreciation for a variety of authors and select works from these authors for leisure reading.
    • Be familiar with honors and award recognizing outstanding authors, illustrators, and books for children and young adults.
    • Appreciate the variety of information available in periodicals and newspapers.