Second and Third Grade Standards

Second and Third Grade

Information Literacy/Library Media


CONTENT STANDARD 1 - a student must identify the task and determine the resources needed.


1. Define the problem

2. Identify the types of information needed

3. Choose from a range of resources


CONTENT STANDARD 2 - a student must locate sources, use information, and present findings.


1. Locate a resource needed to solve the problem

2. Evaluate resources

3. Locate information within the source

4. Extract information from resources needed to solve problems

5. Organize information to solve problems

6. Create a product that presents findings


CONTENT STANDARD 3 - a student must evaluate the product and learning process.


1. Assess the quality of the product

2. Describe the process


(Content Standards 1. 2, and 3 are known and copyrighted as Super 3 (see


The Super 3 is an information problem solving model for young children

based on the Big 6.  It gives students a process for tackling both school

and everyday tasks. 


The Super 3 are:

1.  Plan

What am I supposed to do?

What do I need to get the job done?

What do I want it to look like when I'm done?

2.  Do

I must locate the things I will need (books, websites, materials etc.).

I need to ask questions, read, and take notes.

I need to use the information I find to create something.

3.  Review

Did I do what I was supposed to do? 

Am I proud of what I've done?

Is there something else I should do before I say I am done?)



CONTENT STANDARD 4 - a student must use information safely, ethically and legally.


1. Legally obtain and use information

2. Identify the owner of ideas and information

3. Participate and collaborate in intellectual and social networks following safe and effective practices (i-Safe)


CONTENT STANDARD 5 - a student must pursue personal interests through literature and other creative expressions.


1. Use a variety of digital and print formats for pleasure and personal


2. Use a variety of genres for pleasure and personal growth

3. Access and understand multiple resources from diverse cultures including Montana American Indians

4. Access libraries to seek information for personal interest