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Information Fluency Continuum and
Common Core Learning Standards

Information Fluency Continuum/Common Core Standards
The new alignment of the New York City K-12
Information Fluency Continuum and Common Core State Standards

Information Fluency Continuum
Benchmark Skills for Grades K-12 - Assessments

New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards
English Language Arts and Literacy

Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts (by grade level)

New York State Pre-Kindergarten Learning Standards

Common Core College and Career Readiness Skills
Learned Through the Library Instructional Program

Unit Alignment Form Sample (pdf)
Unit Alignment Form Sample (Word document)

Teaching the Common Core Through the Library Instructional Program

Information skills listed in the documents below are the Grade-Level Benchmark Skills from the
The Empire Information Fluency Continuum (developed by the NYC School Library System)

Grade K Alignment

Grade 1 Alignment

Grade 2 Alignment

Grade 3 Alignment

Grade 4 Alignment

Grade 5 Alignment

Grade 6 Alignment

Grade 7 Alignment

Grade 8 Alignment

Grade 9 Alignment

Grade 10 Alignment

Grade 11 Alignment

Grade 12 Alignment

Information Fluency Continuum: K-12 Priority Benchmark Skills and Assessments
The information found in the Information Fluency Continuum: K-12 Priority Benchmark Skills and Assessments (a pdf file) can be accessed as Word documents through the links below.

Kindergarten

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Connecting Ideas to Own Interests - Pictures

Connecting Ideas to Own Interests – Words

Sequence of Events - Beginning Middle End

Fiction and Nonfiction Books

Sorting Books

Answering Questions with Facts

Knowing and Learning in the Library

 

Grade 1

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

What Do You Already Know About Your Topic?

How Picture Books are Organized in the Library

Recognizing Facts and Forming Opinions

Using Facts to Answer Questions

Picturing the Main Idea of a Story

Now I Wonder

Knowing and Learning in the Library

 

Grade 2

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

My Inquiry

I Wonder

Inquiry Research Log

Main Idea and Details

Prior Knowledge and New Understandings

Strengths and Goals in the Library

 

 

Grade 3

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Dewey Decimal System

Online Catalog Searching for Library Resources

Using a Website to Find Appropriate Information

Main Idea and Supporting Details

Main Points

How am I Doing

Strengths and Goals

 

Grade 4

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Key Words for Online Searching

Main Ideas and Details

Predicting Answers

Selecting the Right Sources

Paraphrasing Chart

Mapping the Main Idea and Supporting Facts

Summarizing the Important Ideas

Supporting the Main Idea

Identifying the Story Elements

Using Feedback to Revise My Work

Strengths and Goals

 

Grade 5

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Using Background Info to Brainstorm Ideas

Writing Questions That Lead to Inquiry

Using Multiple Sources

Using Website Navigation Tools to Find Information

Evaluation Tool Sheet

Note-taking by Question

Note-taking Grid

Using Evidence to Support Opinions

Bibliography Worksheet

Using Feedback to Revise My Work

Strengths and Goals

Grade 6

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Uses Online Catalog

Making Inferences about Facts

Drawing Conclusions

Claim Evidence Interpretation

Conclusions and Supporting Evidence

 

Grade 7

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Predicting Answers to Inquiry Questions

Developing Focus Questions

Note Taking Grid

Website Evaluation

Fact vs. opinion

Cause and Effect Diagram

Cause-Effect Chart

Chain of Events

Chronological Order

Flow Chart

One Cause/One Effect

Time Sequence Organizer

Readers Make Inferences

Bibliography Worksheet

Self Assesment

 

Grade 8

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Narrowing Down a Large Topic

Narrowing Down a Large Topic - Example

Refining Research Question to Search for Different Types of Information

Using Different Sources

The Effects of Different Perspectives on Issues

Point of View Influences Interpretation of Information

Claim Evidence Interpretation

Drawing Conclusions

My Research Project

Strengths and Goals

 

Grade 9

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Identifying Key Words, Concepts, Synonyms and Related Terms

Mind Mapping

Notes on Main Ideas and Supporting Evidences

Notes on Main Ideas and Supporting Evidence - Example

Notetaking Grid

Notetaking to Answer Questions

Reflective Notetaking

Organizing Information

Organizing Information - Rubric

My Strengths in the Inquiry Process

My Strengths in the Inquiry Process - Example

 

Grade 10

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Connecting to a Manageable Topic

Exploring Background Information to Refine Research Topic

Hooking to an Inquiry Topic

Developing Focus Questions at Different Levels of Thought

Refining Research Questions

Advanced Searching - Review

Advanced Web Searching

Drawing Conclusions from Looking at Multiple Perspectives

Drawing Conclusions Supported by Evidence

Bibliography Worksheet

Citations

Individual Experience of Inquiry

 

Grade 11

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Gathering Evidence to Support Thesis

Gathering Evidence to Support Thesis - Example

Source Comparison

Using Organizational Features of a Book to Locate Information

Developing a Line of Argument

Historical Perspective Taking - Empathy

Viewpoints Beliefs Actions

Communicating Ideas to an Audience

Grade 12

Benchmarks and Assessments 2010

Selecting Complex Research Problems or Questions

Investigating Ideas

Learning Logs for Reflective Notetaking

Concept Map

Concept Maps for Organizing Thinking

Supporting an Opinion

Inquiry Process Questions

Student Research Checklist

 

 

 

 

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