Rhonda DeStefano - Library/Media

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Rhonda DeStefano

I will also be communicating through Livegrades and on this website.  You can contact me on Livegrades or at rdestefano@k12.wv.us. 

I have been teaching in Jefferson County since 1996.  I have undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Library Media from Shepherd.  I have a Masters Degree through WVU.  I love reading, math, and kids.  


This is what I teach.

 

5th Grade

4th Grade

3rd Grade

Information Literacy Objectives

5.1.1 demonstrate and use additional organizational features of printed text (e.g. appendix and bibliography)

4.1.1 demonstrate organizational features of printed text (e.g., title page, table of contents, glossary, and index)

3.1.1 use and explain organizational features of printed text (e.g., title page, table of contents, glossary, and index)

5.1.2 extract and interpret information from print, non-print and electronic resources (e.g., newspapers, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, magazines, almanacs, thesaurus, CD-ROMs and the Internet)

4.1.2 select and access print, non-print and electronic resources to locate different types of information (e.g., newspaper, dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, magazines, almanac, thesaurus, CD-ROM and the Internet)

3.1.2 select print, non-print and electronic resources to locate different types of information (e.g., newspaper, dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, magazines, CD-ROMs and the Internet)

5.1.3 select and apply dictionary skills for a specific purpose

4.1.3 apply dictionary skills

3.1.3 demonstrate dictionary skills (e.g., guide words, alphabetical order to the second and third letter, word meaning, pronunciation key and syllabication)

5.1.4 assess information to answer questions, draw conclusions, offer solutions, clarify issues, make predictions, and generate further questions

4.1.4 interpret information to answer questions, draw conclusions, offer solutions, clarify issues, make predictions, and generate further questions

 

5.1.5 compare information for accuracy, validity, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias

4.1.6 select information for accuracy, validity, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias

 

5.1.6 utilize components of a bibliographic record (e.g., call number, author, title, publisher, copyright date, number of pages)

4.1.5 explain the components of a bibliographic record (e.g., call number, author, title, publisher, copyright date, number of pages)

3.1.4 identify the components of a bibliographic record (e.g., call number, author, title, publisher, copyright date, number of pages)

5.1.7 summarize notes on a topic, recording key words and phrases

4.1.7 take notes on a topic, recording key words and phrases and summarizing

 

5.1.8 select notes on a topic to write a report using his/her own words

 

 

Independent Learning Objectives

5.2.1 analyze the school library media center arrangement and procedures

4.2.1 apply knowledge of the school library media center arrangement and procedures

3.2.1 demonstrate understanding of the school library media center arrangement and procedures

5.2.2 use the automated or print catalog to locate sources for specific and research purposes

4.2.2 utilize the automated or print catalog to locate books by author, title, and subject, and keyword

3.2.2 utilize the automated or print catalog to locate books by author, title, and subject

5.2.3 explain importance of good library citizenship, including rules of behavior and proper use and treatment of print materials and electronic resources

4.2.3 analyze appropriate behaviors of good library citizenship, including rules of behavior and proper use and treatment of print materials and electronic resources

3.2.3 implement good library citizenship, including rules of behavior and proper use and treatment of print materials and electronic resources

5.2.4 recognize and use the Dewey Decimal system to locate materials and identify bibliographic information

4.2.4 use features of the Dewey Decimal System to locate materials

3.2.4 recognize and use features of the Dewey Decimal System to locate materials

5.2.5 choose personal selections for independent reading including award-winning books

4.2.5 recommend an author or topic of personal interest

3.2.5 select favorite authors and discuss their works

5.2.6 classify a variety of literature as classic or contemporary

4.2.6 compare, contrast and read a variety of classic and contemporary literature from appropriate genres (e.g., fiction, nonfiction, poetry, tall tales, biography, folk tales, fairy tales, legends)

3.2.6 locate, choose and read a variety of classic and contemporary literature from appropriate genres (e.g., fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, folk tales, fairy tales, legends)

5.2.7 list national and international authors representing diverse ethnic groups

4.2.7 identify WV authors and illustrators and examine and read their works

 

 

4.2.8 read, compare and contrast award-winning selections (e.g., Caldecott, Newbery, and WV Children’s Book Award)

3.2.7 examine and read award-winning selections (e.g., Caldecott, and WV Children’s Book Award)

5.2.8 identify information appropriate for decision-making and personal interest

4.2.9 identify topics suitable for independent learning or in-depth exploration

3.2.8 recognize that information can be used to make decisions or satisfy personal interest

Social Responsibility Objectives

5.3.1 discuss the concept of intellectual freedom

4.3.1 recognize the role of intellectual freedom

3.3.1 identify examples of censorship

5.3.2 recognize resources outside the school library media center (e.g., public library, community resources, and resource people)

 

 

5.3.3 apply the appropriate use of information, adhere to copyright guidelines and follow ethical and legal guidelines that apply to the use of information (e.g., strategies for proper note taking, attribution of direct quotes, sources cited)

4.3.2 discuss legal principles and ethical conduct to use of information (e.g., copyright, plagiarism, acceptable use policy)

3.3.2 identify legal principles and ethical conduct in use of information (e.g., copyright, plagiarism, acceptable use policy)

5.3.4 recognize the concept of intellectual property rights

4.3.3 explain the need for privacy of personal information

3.3.3 recognize the need for privacy of personal information

5.3.5 participate in the development of individual and work group tasks and priorities

 

5.3.6 collaborate with other students to create a finished product by recognizing and completing specific tasks

4.3.4 develop of work group roles and responsibilities

 

4.3.5 review work group projects and suggest improvements

 

3.3.4 participate in the development of work group roles and responsibilities

 

3.3.5 work cooperatively with other students to create a finished product by recognizing and completing specific tasks as a part of a group effort