Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Middle School Library Lesson

Curriculum Scope and Sequence:
Information Literacy
Engage in the information literacy process: access, evaluate, and use information and ideas.

  • Understand the difference between fiction and nonfiction
  • Analyze differences among various informational materials in terms of structure and purpose



Newspaper: A regularly published collection of fairly brief articles that provide updates on current events and interests (

Magazine: A regularly published collection of articles that might focus on any topic in general or on topics of interest to a specific group, such as sports fans or music fans or home decorators (

Almanac: Contains brief factual information on a broad range of subjects and is usually published annually.  Typical information would be statistics, historical events, weather, geographical facts, awards, etc. (

Encyclopedia: Contains information about many different subjects.  Entries are generally longer than in an almanac, directory, or dictionary. (

Atlas: A reference work that provides many types of maps
Periodical: a published work that appears in a new edition on a regular schedule
Reference: a publication with confirmed facts that one can refer to