• Did you know that 'library time' means more than a story and check out?  One of the many hats I wear as a media specialist is teacher.  I teach up to 5 lessons a day that support the general curriculum as well as information literacy skills (how to access information).  Here is a glimpse into the different lessons that I teach by grade level:
    Second Grade 
    Biographies, elements of a fiction story, informational text, dictionary skills, thesaurus skills, encyclopedia skills, atlas skills, caldecott medal, parts of a book,  periodicals (parts of a magazine), Accelerated Reader, using Galileo (our online research database), "Choose the best tool" (how to tell the difference between the different reference books), parts of a mystery
    Third Grade
    Dictionary, encyclopedia and thesaurus skills, persuasive writing, elements of a fairytale, How to use a database (focusing on Galileo), Timelines, "Choose the best tool (how to decide when to use a dictionary vs. a thesaurus, etc.), Super 3 (research), note taking
    Fourth Grade
    Compare and contrast Google vs. Galileo (bogus websites using famous explorers), bibliographies, research (using Galileo), how to use the Online catalog to find a book,  note taking using a graphic organizer, summarizing using picture books, "Choose the best tool" (how to determine when to use a dictionary vs. a thesaurus, etc.)
    Fifth Grade 
    Website authority (how to tell if a website is inaccurate), note taking, summarizing, research using graphic organizers, bibliographies, Databases (galileo and sweet search.com), reader's theater