Collection Evaluation and Weeding

By Krystle Leanza

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Topic area

I am weeding the 290-300 section which is classified as the Comparative and Other Religion section. This section contains items that are old and some items that are not checked out often. It is a section that should be reassessed often for curriculum alignment as well as natural wear and tear of items. My media specialist recommended this section because it has not been weeded in recently.

Reading Performance Standards

This section of the collection refers to the following Georgia Standards:


Grade 4:

  • ELAGSE4RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
  • ELAGSE4RL9: Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
  • ELAGSE4RI10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Grade 5:

  • ELAGSE5RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Weeding Based on Curricular Needs

Based on the curricular needs of the students at MHES, I do not agree that any titles be weeded from the collection. The selection for this section-290-300 is so small, that each title holds a value within the curriculum. The only titles that do not specifically tie into the curriculum are:

  • Hinduism
  • Hanukkah
  • Judaism
  • Islam
Although there is no specific performance standard for these books, I still think they are important to the collection because they provide different diverse viewpoints. It is essential for children to have exposure to different information.

SCCPSS Weeding Policy

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Items to be Weeded

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Circulation Data

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SCCPSS Policy for Removal of Weeded Items

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