Library Curriculum Overview

    The library curriculum at Hillside School is one that embraces the joy of reading as a lifelong skill. Students are encouraged to check out books each week when they visit the library. They are constantly exposed to works by various authors through booktalks, presentations of award winning books and highlighted authors each month, and through author webinars. They also have the opportunity to sign-out books on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during their recess periods with a pass from the lunch aides.

    Kindergarten listens to stories and do activities that are related to their curriculum.

    First Graders: Learn about the difference between fiction and nonfiction books.

    Have author studies that help them identify ways to get ideas for their writing. Also identify new books to read for their grade levels.

    Learn about award winning books

    Use electronic databases as a source of information to answer questions

    Second Grade: Learn about Plagiarism

    How fiction/nonfiction books are arranged on the bookshelves.

    How to use the library automation system named Destiny to locate books

    How to use a dictionary to locate definitions of words

    Caldecott and Newbery Award Winning books

    How to acquire, evaluate, interpret and apply information for research.

    Using non-print electronic databases for research

    Third Grade:  How to acquire, evaluate, interpret, and apply information for research

    How to use an index, table of contents

    Search strategies for non-print resources

    Search strategies for print resources

    Keyword search strategies

    How to use an electronic and print dictionary

    Research of Literary genre