• Livonia's K-4 Library Media Curriculum  
    Livonia's Library Media Specialists have adopted a rigorous media curriculum developed by the State of Illinois known as the Illinois Standards-Aligned Instruction for Libraries (iSAIL) that all students are taught while in Livonia Public Schools.

    The following five standards are taught in all grade levels K-4.  Specific objectives and benchmarks determine appropriate lessons at each level.


    Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
    • Recognize the need for information

    • Formulate questions based on information needs

    • Identify various potential sources of information

    • Develop and use successful strategies for locating information

    • Seek information from diverse sources


    Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently

    • Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information

    • Distinguish among fact, point of view, and opinion

    • Identify inaccurate and misleading information

    • Select information appropriate to the problem or question


    Standard 3: Use information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and to participate collaboratively and productively as a member of a democratic society

    • Organize information for practical application

    • Integrate new information into own schema

    • Produce and communicate information and ideas in appropriate formats

    • Use problem-solving techniques to devise strategies for improving process or product

    • Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources (including freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, copyright, and plagiarism)


    Standard 4: Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of thoughts and ideas and pursue knowledge related to personal interests and aesthetic growth

    • Cultivate a love of reading and become a self-motivated reader

    • Develop a knowledge of genres and literary elements

    • Derive meaning from informational texts in various formats


    Standard 5: Understand and practice Internet safety when using any electronic media for educational, social, or recreational purposes 

    • Practice strategies that promote personal safety and protect online and offline reputation

    • Recognize that networked environments are public places governed by codes of ethical behavior

    • Practice positive digital citizenship

    • Distinguish website authority, validity, and purpose

    • Understand the need for protecting personal privacy when using public access to digital sources

    • Protect personal information and electronic devices in an online environment