The instruction that takes place in the Library focuses on fulfilling the state curriculum for library media programs while complimenting the curriculum of Pleasant Grove Junior High School. State curriculum standards can be found at: http://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/library/Core/612/SecondaryLibraryMediaStandards.aspx Our goal is that all students of Pleasant Grove Junior High will be able to do the following:
Strand I Literacy: Reading Engagement
Libraries support independent readers by providing a variety of materials for information and leisure reading. Reading extensively strengthens stamina and broadens students' global perspective. Skilled teacher librarians recognize individual students' interests and needs and provide materials in a variety of formats, genres, and languages, at varied reading levels.
Strand II Literacy: Information and Research
Students need the lifelong skills of selecting information from a wide variety of sources, assessing its worth, and applying newfound knowledge to problems, preparing them for learning, doing, and problem solving in college, career and throughout life. Teacher librarians will instruct students in a multi-step research process that is adaptable. As students gain research skills, they develop self-confidence in solving information problems in an environment where information resources and technologies have become increasingly complex.
Strand III Literacy: Media Engagement
In order to make informed decisions, students must successfully discern and interpret the messages surrounding them in media. Teacher Librarians, in collaboration with classroom teachers, can integrate these skills into curricular units throughout a wide range of core and elective subjects.
The school library program is critical to the learning process.The necessary skills for college and career ready students include being literate in a wide range of digital, visual, textual, and technological formats. Students need to be able to access, evaluate, and process information strategically and methodically in order to make informed decisions and create products involving critical thinking skills.