Curve Literacy Standards

Literacy Standards
The basis of every Learning Curve activity comes from a Learning Curve Information Literacy Standard. These standards use technology to meet children’s different developmental needs.

A SOCIAL SKILLS AND RELATIONSHIPS
A-1Experiences family bonding through read aloud
A-2Develops positive self identity and feels valued
A-3Recognizes and applies positive values
A-4Demonstrates appropriate interactions with peers and others
A-5Experiences reasonable, age appropriate boundaries and expectations

B READING READINESS
B-1Provided with sensory stimuli to explore
B-2Experiences conversation
B-3Experiences music
B-4Develops large and small motor skills
B-5Familiar with book form
B-6Enjoys and responds to books
B-7Increases attention to read aloud
B-8Builds vocabulary
B-9Connects letters (print) with reading
B-10Recognizes letters and numbers
B-11Understands basic concepts – colors, opposites, etc.
B-12Plays with patterns and classification
B-13Describes events and stories

C ENTHUSIASM FOR READING
C-1Enjoys and responds to books
C-2Connects personal interests with reading
C-3Discovers new interests through reading
C-4Shares opinions about reading
C-5Finds reading material of interest

D READING COMPREHENSION
D-1Recalls, summarizes, paraphrases
D-2Extends reading by making connections and visualizing
D-3Reads critically, looks for meaning, forms personal understanding
D-4Understands subtlety and nuance in language, has fun with words
D-5Forms new and personal understanding

E INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY
E-1Engages in open-ended, experiential play
E-2Observes, imagines and wonders
E-3Comments and questions
E-4Remains open to new ideas and knowledge
E-5Relates information to personal interests, knowledge and experiences
E-6Seeks information independently
E-7Informed about current events, subjects of personal interest
E-8Shares and discusses subjects in variety of forums
E-9Acts on interests

F TECHNOLOGY
F-1Recognizes images on monitor
F-2Understands keyboard and mouse in relation to display results
F-3Uses mouse, keyboard, other controls with intention
F-4Explores and uses basic computer operating system, word processing, graphics
F-5Navigates Internet proficiently
F-6Uses online communication methods
F-7Explores and uses basic multi-media tools
F-8Mentors and assists others with technology
F-10Explores and uses advanced multi-media tools
F-11Pushes digital products out for use by Curve visitors and other audiences

G ACCESS INFORMATION
G-1Recognizes when information is needed
G-2Formulates questions to guide search
G-3Understands hierarchy of information
G-4Revises and adjusts search as inquiry progresses
G-5Finds information from a variety of sources AND media
G-6Navigates variety of sources effectively
G-7Recognizes when assistance is needed
G-8Adept with advanced search techniques

H EVALUATE AND APPLY INFORMATION
H-1Selects relevant information
H-2Recognizes point of view or perspective of sources
H-3Consider quality and authority of sources
H-4Takes effective notes in own words
H-5Organizes information
H-6Analyzes information and makes connections
H-7Formulates own focus and perspective on topic
H-8Constructs meaning from information and produces new information
H-9Chooses effective presentation method and format

I INFORMATION ETHICS
I-1Understands responsible Internet use and safety
I-2Understands and avoids plagiarism
I-3Respects others right to express their opinion
I-4Understands intellectual freedom – information and democracy
I-5Respects intellectual property rights

J TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION
J-1Acknowledges others point of view
J-2Works with others to reach consensus, compromise
J-3Makes positive contribution in shared forum or project
J-4Adapts to intergenerational projects
J-5Creates information products in collaborative group

K LOCAL TO GLOBAL COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
K-1Produces and directs programs for Curve
K-2Contributes to community projects
K-3Demonstrates interest in local to international issues
K-4Adapts to intergenerational projects
K-5Shares ideas on issues with others

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