• Kindergarten

     I Can Statements

    I Can:

    =       Choose a book that interests me. 

    =       Select a book from the Everybody section 

    =       Enjoy a book by listening to the reader or looking at the pictures. 

    =       Use both words and pictures to understand a book.

    =       Tell the difference between nonfiction and fiction (reality and fantasy).

    =       Tell you that the author writes the words in a book.

    =       Tell you that an illustrator draws the pictures in a book.

    =       Point to the cover, spine and title on a book.

    =       Follow library rules.

    =       Carefully use library materials: 

    Turn the pages of a book carefully, Use a bookmark to hold my place, and Return books to the library on time

    =       Tell you the setting, characters, problem and solution in a fiction story.

    =       Tell you facts from a nonfiction story.

    =       Sit and listen to a story.

    =       Answer questions about a story.

     

    1st Grade

    I Can Statements

    I Can:

    =       Select a “just right/good fit” book with help.

    =       Choose a book that interests me.

    =       Enjoy all kinds of books by listening to a reader or by reading them by myself.

    =       Use both words and pictures to understand a book.

    =       Use information I know about authors and illustrators to select books that I will enjoy.

    =       Ask a question about finding a book.

    =       Tell the difference between nonfiction and fiction (reality and fantasy).

    =       Understand that the library has different places for different types of books and materials.  

    =       Find books in the Everybody section.

    =       Find and name parts of a book.

    =       Follow library rules.

    =       Carefully use library materials:

    Turn the pages of a book carefully, Use a bookmark to hold my place, Keep books safe at home, and Return books to the library on time

    =       Return a book to its spot on the shelf.

    =       Work together with others.

    =       Tell you the setting, characters, problem and solution in a fiction story.

    =       Tell you facts from a nonfiction story.

    =       Sit and listen to a story.

    =       Answer questions about a story.

    2nd Grade

    I Can Statements

    I Can:

    =       Select a “just right/good fit” book by myself.

    =       Choose a book that interests me.

    =       Choose a book that will help me answer my questions, with the teacher’s help.

    =       Enjoy all kinds of books by listening to a reader or by reading them by myself.

    =       Find the plot, characters, setting, and main ideas in a book.

    =       Use story clues and my own background knowledge to take part in a book discussion.

    =       Use information I know about authors and illustrators to select books that I will enjoy.

    =       Ask a question about finding a book.

    =       Tell the difference between nonfiction and fiction (reality and fantasy). 

    =       Find different sections in the media center (Everybody, Fiction, Nonfiction).

    =       Locate books by authors in the Everybody, Jr Fiction, and Nonfiction sections.

    =       Locate and name the parts of a book.

    =       Understand that knowing the title, author and keyword will help me find a book in the library.

    =       Explain that the purpose of the online catalog is to help locate books in the library.

    =       Use different parts of a book to find information.

    =       Begin exploring different kinds of information books with help from the teacher.

    =       Begin conducting research with teacher assistance.

    =       Respect media center materials and rules.

    =       Work cooperatively in a group. 

    3rd Grade

    I Can Statements

    I can:

    =       Select a “just right/good fit” book by myself.

    =       Choose a book that interests me.

    =       Choose a book that will help me answer my questions.

    =       Find the plot, characters, setting, main idea, and author’s purpose in a book.

    =       Use story clues and my own background knowledge to take part in a book discussion.

    =       Use information I know about authors and illustrators to select books that I will enjoy.

    =       Ask a question about finding a book.

    =       Tell the difference between Nonfiction and Fiction.

    =       Understand that each book should be in only its spot on the shelf.

    =       Find different sections in a library (Everybody, Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography)

    =       Locate books in the Everybody, Fiction, and Nonfiction,  sections, asking for help when needed.

    =       Use a thesaurus, dictionary, encyclopedia, or atlas (print or online) to answer questions, asking for help when needed.

    =       Locate and name parts of a book.

    =       Understand that knowing the title, author or keyword will help me find a book in the library.

    =       Use different parts of a book to find information.

    =       Know which kind of book to use for the information that I need, asking for help when needed.

    =       Take notes from a reference or nonfiction book.

    =       Begin conducting research with teacher assistance.

    =       Respect media center materials and rules.

    =       Understand that authors and illustrators own their work.

    =       Use books and computer resources to create projects to show what I’ve learned.

    =       Work cooperatively in a group.


    4th Grade & 5th Grade

    I Can Statements

    I Can:

    =       Select a “just right/good fit” book by myself.   

    =       Choose a book that interests me from different genres.

    =       Choose a book that will help me answer my questions.

    =       Describe the plot, characters, setting, main ideas, and author’s purpose in a book.

    =       Use story clues and my own background knowledge to participate in a book discussion.

    =       Use information I know about authors and illustrators to select books that I will enjoy.

    =       Use books, the Internet, and other technology for information and things that interest me.

    =       Ask questions about finding resources, using information I already know, and asking for help when needed.

    =       Explain how Fiction and Nonfiction books are organized in the library.

    =       Locate books in Everybody, Fiction, and Nonfiction sections.

    =       Use a dictionary, encyclopedia, or atlas to answer questions, asking for help when needed.

    =       Use different parts of a book to find information.

    =       Use keywords to help me find information, asking for help when needed.

    =       Use the title, author or keyword within the online catalog to help locate books in the library.

    =       Use computer resources to find information.

    =       Skim and scan different parts of a book to find information.

    =       Know which kind of book to use for the information that I need, asking for help when needed.

    =       Understand the importance of accurate information, with adult help.

    =       Take notes and summarize from a reference or nonfiction source or computer resource.

    =       Conduct a research project

    =       Respect library materials and rules.

    =       Understand that authors and illustrators own their work.

    =       Use books and computer resources to create projects to show what I’ve learned.

    =       Create a basic bibliography.

    =       Work cooperatively in a group.

     
     
Last Modified on April 19, 2021