Library Science

Curriculum

The Information Literacy Skills Curriculum at Rohan Woods School provides students with learning experiences that enable them to:

  • Become efficient at locating, evaluating and reporting information
  • Improve their literary and overall academic achievement
  • Learn about and pursue their interests
  • Achieve success in our information-savvy society
  • Have exposure to high-quality literature and other forms of written expression

Early Childhood Program – Senior Kindergarten

Students are introduced to library procedures. They select and check out materials on a routine basis. Story time and read-alouds facilitate an awareness of the joy of literature as well as spark their imaginations.

Grades 1 & 2

Students continue mastering the previous goals as they become more independent in the library. They have open access to the library as individuals and in groups. They work on locating books of interest independently and using alphabetical order. Students begin to use reference materials and electronic resources.

Grades 3 through 6

Students review library procedures and continue to select and check out materials on a regular basis. Students are introduced to using technology to gather information, the Dewey decimal system, the online catalog, reference tools and Internet resources. They are given research assignments that require them to locate information from more than one source. Students begin to critically evaluate what they have read, reviewed and heard. Students begin to develop their understanding of intellectual property rights. Book talks introduce your child to new materials and award books to encourage an appreciation of literature.

Library Links You’ll Like

  • Rohan Woods Online Library Catalog  – Access our online catalog from anywhere!
  • Mark Twain and Truman Award Nominees 2016-2017 – The Mark Twain Award Nominees are for 4th-6th grade students. Truman Award Nominees are suitable for 6th graders. All of these books count toward the Mrs. Piel’s Picks Program.
  • Newbery Award List – The Newbery Award winners and honor books are suitable for 4th-6th grade students, possibly even younger students depending on their reading levels.  They represent a wonderful collection of children’s literature.
  • Building Block Award Nominees List – These picture books are wonderful for students from EC through Senior Kindergarten to enjoy!

Fun Links to Try

  • Best Apps for Kids – Blog with reviews and ratings of a variety of apps that can also be searched by age level, device, category, etc. 
  • Adaptedmind.com – A customized online math curriculum, problems, and worksheets designed to improve students’ math performance
  • Funbrain.com – For ages 6 and up, this site offers fun, clickable educational games with problem-solving, math and literacy skills.
  • Activity TV – For ages 6 and up, this site has how-to videos, printable materials, and games.
  • Starfall.com offers lots of fun opportunities for children from birth through second grade to improve their phonemic awareness and reading skills.
  • The Saint Louis County Library Website’s Kids’ Page
  • Animal Jam – National Geographic Animal Jam is an online playground filled with fun & adventure

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