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 – What’s important and what’s not?
  • Generate questions from text and listen to find answers.
  • Identify relevant resources.


Literature Appreciation 

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

  • Author Study – What makes Jan Brett’s books appealing and unique?
  • Compare styles of authors and illustrators.
  • Genre Study – How do realistic stories become fantasy?
  • Recall facts of stories and illustrations.
  • Identify attributes of realistic and fantasy stories.
  • Culture Study – What makes a fairy tale magical?
  • Listen and respond to stories with various cultural origins.
  • Identify attributes of fairy tales.
  • Story elements  – What makes an award-winning story?
  • Identify basic story elements.
  • Listen to and respond to nominees of literature awards.
  • Comprehension study – Do wishes come true?
  • Listen for and identify main ideas and details.


Library Responsibilities

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

  • Care and purpose of library resources – How do we treat books?
  • Understand responsibility of care with resources.
  • Locate fiction, non-fiction and picture books.