Fifth Grade


The goal of the Villa library program is to develop students who value learning and have the skills, strategies, and processes to be independent users of information. The library curriculum provides learning opportunities for students to develop skills in the following areas:


Information Literacy and the Research Process

Students practice information literacy skills that enable them to gain meaning from information.

  • Research strategies and process – What needs to be considered when creating a disaster survival plan?
  • Formulate central and sub-questions for study.
  • Use pre-search strategies.
  • Locate and use multiple, relevant, and reliable resources.
  • Interpret and evaluate information.
  • Analyze text for similarities and differences.
  • Synthesize and organize information.
  • Use note-taking strategies.
  • Apply new meanings demonstrating an understanding of information.
  • Match product to the established criteria.


Literature Appreciation and Reading for Meaning

Students develop skills and strategies to better understand the message of a story and/or information.

  • Genre study – How do genres with gusto make great stories?
  • Identify attributes of literary genres.
  • Read and respond to a variety of literary genres.
  • Historical culture study – What factors cause change in the lives of Americans?
  • Read and respond to a variety of stories representing different views, cultures, perspectives, and issues.


Library Responsibilities

Students develop skills and strategies to help them use the resources of the library effectively.

  • Library location strategies – How do you find what you want in a library?
  • Understand organization, purpose and location of resources.
  • Use web sites and online databases.
  • Understand fair use of resources and information.