Hansen Library Essential Skills

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

What are essential skills?

We focus our learning on:


1. Good Fit Books & love of reading

2. Searching and locating materials in the library and online

3. Digital citizenship and safety


These essential skills are learned during library time through lessons, projects, and hands-on practice. This helps students be independent library users, life long learners, and information savvy after they leave Hansen Elementary.



Good Fit Books and Love of Reading

Kindergarten

  • I can pick fun books to read.

  • I can ask my library teacher or another adult for help finding books.

  • I can read the pictures, the words, or with someone.

First-Second Grade

  • I can use the “I PICK” strategy to choose a good fit book.

  • I can use the “Five Finger Test” to choose a good fit book.

  • I can share about books I have enjoyed reading.

Third-Sixth Grade

  • I can use my checkout history to evaluate what I read and to make a reading plan for myself.

  • I can use a browsing strategy to find books I want to read:

    • use the online catalog

    • check the special shelves (Children’s Choice, new books, graphic novels, etc.)

    • read inside the book, the back blulrb, or read the inside cover.

  • I can use recommendations from Destiny Quest to find books I want to read.

  • I can explain these genres: mystery, realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, poetry and informational texts.

  • I can write about books I have read.

Search and Locate in the Library

Kindergarten

  • I can find my favorite author’s shelf.

  • I can find my favorite non fiction shelf.

First-Second Grade

  • I can locate fiction books on the shelf using the author’s last name.

  • I can locate nonfiction books on the shelf using nonfiction neighborhoods.

Third-Sixth Grade

  • I can use the online card catalog to find books by author, title, subject and keyword.

  • I can use a call number to locate fiction and nonfiction on the shelf.

Search and Locate Online

Kindergarten

  • I can use links/bookmarks to find websites.

  • I can write my name on the computer.

First-Second Grade

  • I can use links/bookmarks to locate websites.

  • I can enter usernames and passwords to use digital resources.

Third-Sixth Grade

  • I can use the AEA online resources to locate information online.

  • I can choose effective keywords to use when searching online.

  • I can identify relevant and authoritative websites from a list of online search results.

Digital Citizenship and Safety

First-Second Grade

  • I can be safe when using the computer.

  • I can be smart when using the computer.

  • I can be kind when using the computer.


Third-Sixth Grade

  • I can follow the district Acceptable Usage Policy by:

    • Protecting myself and others - keep information private and ask before I share online

    • Respecting myself and others - be kind and positive when sharing online. Report bullying

    • Respecting copyright - cite the source for all images, videos, music and information I use

    • Protecting school computers and devices - be careful and keep devices nice for everyone