First 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 Skills and Process  – What do pet owners need to do to raise a healthy and happy animal?
  • Identify central question and generate sub questions.
  • Identify and locate relevant resources.
  • Use illustrations to identify relevant parts of resources.
  • Interpret and organize information.
  • Summarize information in simple sentences and illustrations.
  • Apply findings to answer a research question.


Literature Appreciation and Reading for Meaning

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

  • Story elements – What makes a story good?
  • Identify and compare elements of a story.
  • Respond to and compare a variety of literature genres.
  • Culture Study – In what ways do stories change?
  • Listen and respond to stories with various views, cultural origins, and perspectives.
  • Comprehension study – What makes the story a winner?
  • Retell story in own words.


Library Responsibilities

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

  • Organization and care of library resources – How do we treat library resources?
  • Identify and explain proper care of resources.
  • Select appropriate types and number of resources.
  • Locate resources using classification system.
  • Understand the organization of library and purpose of resources.