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STAR Computer Expectations

By the end of Grade 2

Keyboard fingering, mouse manipulation, monitor and printer use, symbols, icons, font, size, bold, underline, shift, space bar, new, close, save, save as, print, word processing, drawing tools, graphing, collect and create pictures, images, charts, clip art, search engines, databases, illustrate and sequence stories, virtual field trips, navigating web sites, parts of a computer, passwords, research, e-mail and blogs with adult guidance, presentation software, favorites

By the end of Grade 6

Printers, scanners, digital cameras, spreadsheets, text, save, print, format, store, access, and manage files, dictionary, thesaurus, spelling and grammar tools, keyboarding, arrows, escape, backspace, delete, caps lock, control, menus, toolbars, importing and manipulating pictures, images, video clips, e-mail, queries, slide shows, timeline software, online databases, Acceptable Use Policy, presentation software, blogs, word processing, data and graphing, intellectual property rights, Internet resources, scientific simulations, search engines, “Ask an Expert” sites

 

STAR Library Expecations

Students will understand or use the following terms, skills, and resources.

Kdg: Cover, spine, fiction, nonfiction, real, make-believe, retelling, sorting, inferences, drawing conclusions, point of view, picture clues, true or false, beginning, middle, end, author, illustrator, publisher, nursery rhymes, Caldecott Medal, author, illustrator

1 st: Title page, glossary, index, dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, fiction, nonfiction, call numbers, fact and opinion, point of view, picture clues, inference, fairy tales, folk tales, tall tales, Caldecott Medal, sequence, author, illustrator, publisher

2 nd: Bibliography, author, title, guide words, encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, fiction, nonfiction, captions, icons, call numbers, alphabetizing, facts, opinions, point of view, characters, sequence, inference, drawing conclusions, genre, fairy tales, folk tales, tall tales, problem, setting, main idea, Caldecott Medal, William Allen White Book Award, intellectual freedom

3 rd: Appendix, bibliography, glossary, copyright date, publisher, title page, table of contents, index, preface, ‘see’ and ‘see also’, Dewey Decimal classification, periodicals, almanacs, thesaurus, encyclopedia, dictionary, call numbers, alphabetizing, facts, opinions, point of view, expository, technical, persuasive, inference, drawing conclusions, realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, legends, fables, plot, characters, setting, problem/solution, main idea, sequence, Newbery Medal, Betchelder Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, William Allen White Book Award, intellectual freedom, freedom of speech, plagiarism

4 th: Appendix, bibliography, glossary, copyright date, publisher, title page, table of contents, index, preface, ‘see’ and ‘see also’, bibliography, periodical, database, almanac, dictionary, newspaper, thesaurus, encyclopedia, Dewey Decimal Classification, call numbers, facts, opinions, point of view, genre, realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, legend, fable, expository, technical, persuasive, theme, plot, Newbery Medal, Betchelder Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, William Allen White Book Award, reliability, relevance, intellectual freedom, freedom of speech, plagiarism, point of view

5 th: Appendix, bibliography, glossary, copyright date, publisher, title page, table of contents, index, preface, ‘see’ and ‘see also’, bibliography, periodical, atlas, encyclopedia, database, almanac, thesaurus, primary sources, dictionary, newspaper, Dewey Decimal Classification, call number, bias, point of view, facts, opinions, main idea, supportive facts, sequence, reliability, genre, realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, legend, fable, expository, technical, persuasive, theme, plot, Newbery Medal, Betchelder Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, William Allen White Book Award, reliability, relevance, compare/contrast, intellectual freedom, freedom of speech, plagiarism, point of view

6 th: Appendix, bibliography, glossary, copyright date, publisher, title page, table of contents, index, preface, ‘see’ and ‘see also’, bibliography, periodical, atlas, database, almanac, thesaurus, primary sources, dictionary, newspaper, Dewey Decimal Classification, call number, bias, point of view, facts, opinions, main idea, supportive facts, sequence, reliability, genre, realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, legend, fable, myth, theme, plot, Newbery Medal, Betchelder Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, William Allen White Book Award, reliability, relevance, compare/contrast, intellectual freedom, freedom of speech, plagiarism, point of view.