The library media program in the middle school continues to build on the foundation skills taught in grades K-5 for students to become critical users of information and readers for lifelong learning. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner published by the American Association of School Librarians provides the framework for instruction.
Grade 6- 8 Priority Standards Summary
Library Media Curriculum
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner (AASL)
Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.
1.2.2 Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success.
1.3.1 Respect copyright/ intellectual property rights of creators and producers.
Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
2.1.1 Continue an inquiry based research process by applying critical - thinking skills
2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy and technology skills to create products that express new understandings
Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members or our democratic society.
3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.
Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
4.2.4 Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for pleasure and
expressing an interest in various literary genres.