4K Library Goals

  • Fiction/Nonfiction - differentiate between fiction and non-fiction resources
  • Selecting Fiction - choose fiction and other literature of personal interest
  • Responsibility - return all borrowed materials on time
  • What is a library?
  • Library procedures: browsing (books from tables only), selecting, and checking out books
  • Proper Book Care/Book Hospital
  • Book Selection Skills – Evaluating Cover, Illustrations, Subject
  • Appropriate listening behavior
  • Following Directions
  • Participation in repetitive refrains
  • Books with Similar Subjects: Cats, Holidays, Feelings, etc.
  • Introduction to a Variety of Authors and Illustrators
  • Predicting outcomes, drawing conclusions, listening for details
  • Participating in Storytelling, Singing Songs, Poetry, repetitive refrains and Finger plays
  • Interpreting Illustrations
  • Letters of the Alphabet - center of storytime - reinforce beginning sounds

5K Library Goals

  • Introduction to Alphabetical Order
  • Making Predictions
  • Fiction/Nonfiction - differentiate between fiction and non-fiction resources
  • Selecting Fiction - choose fiction and other literature of personal interest
  • Responsibility - return all borrowed materials on time
  • What is a library?
  • Library procedures: browsing (books from tables only), selecting, and checking out books
  • Proper Book Care/Book Hospital
  • Book Selection Skills – Evaluating Cover, Illustrations, Subject
  • Appropriate listening behavior
  • Following Directions
  • Participation in repetitive refrains
  • Concepts: Alphabet, Counting, Shapes, etc
  • Books with Similar Subjects: Cats, Holidays, Feelings, etc.
  • Introduction to a Variety of Authors and Illustrators
  • Predicting outcomes, drawing conclusions, listening for details
  • Participating in Storytelling, Singing Songs, Poetry, repetitive refrains and Finger plays
  • Interpreting Illustrations


1st Grade Library Goals

  • Begin to recognize the common organizational characteristics of print media (e.g. title page, table of contents)
  • Recognize that materials in the school library media center are organized in a systematic manner (arrangement of easy readers and picture books)
  • Begin to locate materials using the classification system of the school library
  • Begin to identify topics of interest and seek relevant information about them
  • Choose materials at appropriate developmental levels
  • Book Selection Skills – Evaluating Cover, Illustrations, Subject, Difficulty
  • Components of Books – Author, Illustrator, Title, Cover, Dust Jacket, Spine, Spine Label, Bar Code
  • Introduction to Folklore
  • Writing and Illustrating: Composing Spin-offs from predictable and pattern books
  • Fiction/Nonfiction - differentiate between fiction and non-fiction resources
  • Selecting Fiction - choose fiction and other literature of personal interest
  • Responsibility - return all borrowed materials on time
  • Library procedures: browsing from picture book, easy reader, easy chapter, and easy NF series sections only, selecting, and checking out books
  • Proper Book Care/Book Hospital
  • Book Selection Skills – Evaluating Cover, Illustrations, Subject
  • Appropriate listening behavior
  • Following Directions
  • Participation in repetitive refrains
  • Introduction to a Variety of Authors and Illustrators
  • Predicting outcomes, drawing conclusions, listening for details
  • Interpreting Illustrations
  • Alphabetical Order
  • Making Predictions
  • Continents - settings - - understanding setting as a location - recognition of the world - globe
  • Fluency - Reader's Theater

2nd Grade Library Goals

  • Compare and contrast two different books (Venn Diagram)
  • KWL reading strategies
  • Prediction word bank
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Non-fiction call numbers
  • Making text to self and text to text connections
  • Recognize the common organizational characteristics of print media (e.g. title page, table of contents)
  • Recognize that materials in the school library media center are organized in a systematic manner including picture books, easy readers, fiction and non-fiction books)
  • Choose materials at appropriate developmental levels
  • Book Selection Skills – Evaluating Cover, Illustrations, Subject, Difficulty
  • Components of Books – Author, Illustrator, Title, Cover, Dust Jacket, Spine, Spine Label, Bar Code
  • Introduction to Folklore
  • Setting - understanding setting as location
  • Fiction/Nonfiction - differentiate between fiction and non-fiction resources
  • Selecting Fiction - choose fiction and other literature of personal interest
  • Responsibility - return all borrowed materials on time
  • Library procedures: browsing through entire library, selecting, and checking out books
  • Proper Book Care/Book Hospital
  • Book Selection Skills – Evaluating Cover, Illustrations, Subject, Reading Level
  • Appropriate listening behavior
  • Following Directions
  • Books with Similar Subjects: Cats, Holidays, Feelings, etc.
  • Introduction to a Variety of Authors and Illustrators
  • Predicting outcomes, drawing conclusions, listening for details
  • Interpreting Illustrations
  • Reinforcement of Alphabetical Order
  • Making Predictions
  • Understanding of Sequence
  • Ties to science/social studies curriculum as requested by teacher - animals, fables, St. Nicholas
  • Fluency - Reader's Theater
  • Longer term comprehension skills
  • Multi-cultural recognition

3rd Grade Library Goals

  • KWL reading strategies
  • Prediction word bank
  • Familiarity with Poetry
  • Review of Non-fiction call numbers
  • Proper searching with Athena OPAC
  • Making text to self and text to text connections
  • Recognize the common organizational characteristics of print media (e.g. title page, table of contents)
  • Understand organization of materials in the school library
  • Independently locate materials using the classification system of the school library - non-fiction subjects
  • Identify topics of interest and seek relevant information about them
  • Choose materials at appropriate developmental levels
  • Book Selection Skills – Evaluating Cover, Illustrations, Subject, Difficulty
  • Components of Books – Author, Illustrator, Title, Cover, Dust Jacket, Spine, Spine Label, Bar Code
  • Folklore, Fairy tales - review and place in library
  • Setting - understanding setting as a location
  • Fiction/Nonfiction - differentiate between fiction and non-fiction resources
  • Selecting Fiction - choose fiction and other literature of personal interest
  • Responsibility - return all borrowed materials on time
  • Library procedures: browsing , selecting, and checking out books
  • Proper Book Care/Book Hospital
  • Book Selection Skills – Evaluating Cover, Illustrations, Subject
  • Appropriate listening behavior
  • Following Directions
  • Introduction to a Variety of Authors and Illustrators
  • Predicting outcomes, drawing conclusions, listening for details - based on vocabulary
  • Interpreting Illustrations
  • Introduction to reference books - Atlas, Almanac, Encyclopedia, Dictionary
  • Ties to science/social studies curriculum as requested by teacher
  • Fiction reading - series books and discussion
  • Identify variety of media formats - including magazines, books, reference - also discuss video, computer
  • Reinforcement of reading strategies - Character traits
  • Friendship topics - tie to curriculum
  • Historical fiction genre
  • Black History Month
  • Fluency - Reader's Theater

4th Grade Library Goals

  • Identify key words and phrases for each information source
  • Dewey Decimal System - Recognize that materials in the school library media center are organized in a systematic manner
  • Arrangement of easy readers, picture books, easy chapter books, fiction and non-fiction
  • OPAC - identify and use printed or electronic catalogs to access materials in the school library
  • OPAC - search for information by keyword, author, title, and topic or subject
  • preview selected resources using table of contents, index , and other simple scanning strategies
  • Determine timeliness and validity of information resources
  • Identify the sponsoring organization or author for all resources
  • Choose resources appropriate to their interests, abilities, and information needed
  • Recognize the need to identify the author of any information copied verbatim
  • List basic bibliographic sources for information used
  • Identify topics of interest and seek relevant information about them
  • Recognize that information can be used to make decisions or to satisfy personal interest
  • Choose fiction and other literature of personal interest
  • Recognize that award winning books reflect literary and artistic excellence
  • Recognize that reviews, evaluations, and guidance from teachers, library media specialists, and others assist in the selection of appropriate literature and creative expressions of information
  • Choose materials at appropriate developmental levels
  • Return all borrowed materials on time
  • Differentiate between copying and summerizing
  • Appropriate listening behavior
  • Following Directions
  • Reading Enrichment and Encouragement: Booktalks, oral reading, reader’s theater; reading guidance
  • Genres – historic fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, poetry, biography, science fiction, mystery, history, science fiction, etc
  • Fluency - Reader's Theater
  • Picture books and discussion exemplifying the 6 traits
  • Research skills - index, encyclopedia
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5th Grade Library Goals


  • Recognize the common organizational characteristics of print media (e.g. title page, table of contents, copyright statement, index
  • Identify the various organizational patterns used in different kinds of reference books
  • Use electronic encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes and catalogs to retrieve and select information (Badgerlink and others)
  • Select more than one resource when appropriate
  • Identify key words and phrases for each information source
  • Recognize that materials in the school library are organized in a systematic manner - Dewey Decimal System
  • Genres - reinforcement of genre definition
  • Locate materials using the classification system of the school library media center
  • Identify and use printed or electronic catalogs to access materials in the school library media center
  • Search for information by keyword, author, title, and topic or subject
  • Use an on-line catalog and other databases of print and electronic resources
  • Preview selected resources using table of contents, index , and other simple scanning strategies
  • Determine timeliness and validity of information resources
  • Identify the sponsoring organization or author for all resources
  • Choose resources appropriate to their interests, abilities, and information needed
  • Examine and select resources for pertinent information using previewing techniques to scan for major concepts and key words
  • Select resources in formats appropriate to content and information need and compatible with their own learning style
  • Recognize the need to identify the author of any information copied verbatim
  • List basic bibliographic sources for information used
  • Use notetaking stragegies including summarizing and praphrasing
  • Understand an author's purpose - persuade, entertain, inform
  • Identify topics of interest and seek relevant information about them
  • Recognize that information can be used to make decisions or to satisfy personal interest
  • Choose fiction and other literature of personal interest
  • Recognize that award winning books reflect literary and artistic excellence
  • Recognize that reviews, evaluations, and guidance from teachers, library media specialists, and others assist in the selection of appropriate literature and creative expressions of information
  • Identify and use personal criteria for choosing literature
  • Choose materials at appropriate developmental levels
  • Return all borrowed materials on time
  • Differentiate between copying and summerizing
  • Explain the concept of intellectual property rights
  • Describe how copyright protects the right of an author or producer to control the distribution, performance, display, or copying of original works
  • Recognize that the copying of commercial or licensed media is a violation of copyright law
  • Identify violations of the copyright law as a crime for which there are serious consequences
  • Explain why the use of all or parts of another person's work requires prior permission or citation
  • Recognize that a quoted work must be stated in the author's exact words
  • Define the purpose of copyright and copyright law
  • Library procedures: browsing, selecting, and checking out books - use of shelf marker
  • Proper Book Care/Book Hospital
  • Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, and Reference: Finding books given author’s name and/or call numbers or letters: Differentiating between types of books using title, cover, spine label and contents
  • Appropriate listening behavior - following directions
  • Reading Enrichment and Encouragement: Booktalks, oral reading, reader’s theater; reading guidance
  • Reading Comprehension - battle of the books
  • Exposure to a Variety of Authors
  • Continued exposure to Poets, Poetry
    Questioning Strategies
  • Question Answer Relationship

Middle School Library Goals


The library collection and teaching at the Fr. Edward Wieland Library is specifically designed to support the core middle school curriculum, focussing specifically on language arts/literature and related research. To this end, cooperative planning occurs on a regular basis with middle school teachers.

Book Clubs

(7th and 8th Grades) Lunch time book clubs are offered to students periodically to encourage discussion and support individual reading goals.

Battle of the Books

Every 6th grade student at Holy Apostles participates in our internal Battle of the Books program. Booklists are distibuted in November and reading is encouraged throughout the year - culminating in the final "battle" during the last week of school

Research Support

Many resources in the non-fiction collection are purchased with the intent of spurring inquiry into appropriate informational topics for independent research. Such topics and books are "book talked" with students prior to the major research assignment each year. (6th and 7th grades)

Questioning skills - are taught in the library using a mentor text and group discussion to encourage children to think more deeply about a subject and develop appropriate questions for research (6th grade)

8th grade students work independently in the library to complete mini-research projects focussing on differing resources and levels of questioning - EBSCO databases, non-fiction books, encyclopedia, atlas, almanac, etc. The purpose of these projects is to help the student better utilize research materials and develope critical thinking skills. Bibliography and citation skills are included within the projects as well as copyright, fair use, primary and secondary sources, etc.

Independent and Genre Reading Support

The library collection strives to include appropriate, high interest young adult literature in a variety of genres. Booklists by genre are updated annually to support assignments to read in a particular genre. (6th -8th Grades)

Other Support


As it fits within the structure of the school year other topics are specifically addressed in the library including plagiarism, an author's purpose (Bible project), review writing, punctuation, voice, previewing strategies, summarization skills, note taking, etc.