Welcome to the Media Center!
Throughout this site, you will find a myriad of information about our program as well as resources for reading and research. Our program has two goals: to teach students to become competent seekers and users of information and to instill a lifelong love of books and reading. These goals are met through our Library Media Curriculum as well as the resources available in the library.
The Library Media curriculum focuses on information literacy skills. One area of focus is literature appreciation, finding materials in the library and learning to choose appropriate books. The other area of focus is on research skills. Students learn how to do research using the Big 6 research process. Students learn skills such as creating research questions, identifying and locating sources, and notetaking strategies. Beginning in grade 2, there is also a technology skills strand within the curriculum. The curriculum also reflects both state (Connecticut’s Framework for Learning) and national (Standards for the 21st Century Learner) learning standards for Information Literacy.
The OAS Media Center contains a print collection of approximately 13,900 volumes. The collection includes fiction, nonfiction, audio books, reference materials and magazines. There are also video and professional resource collections available for use by teachers. The collection includes a wide range of genre as well as reading levels. There is also a special collection of books, both fiction and nonfiction, that are especially for emergent and beginning readers. These books are also leveled for Guided Reading support.
The OAS Media Center website contains a collection of electronic resources for student use. These resources include subscription databases, reference tools and curriculum related websites. There are also lists of recommended books, author information and suggested questions and activities for books. All of the resources included in the site are chosen to support the curriculum at all grade levels as well as student project needs and personal interests. The purpose of this site is to provide an online presence for the Orange Avenue Media Center.
Please click on the link to view the Library Media Curriculum.