Reading is a window
to the world.
Reading is a foundational skill for learning,
personal growth, and enjoyment. !e
degree to which students can read and
understand text in all formats (e.g., picture,
video, print) and all contexts is a key
indicator of success in school and in life.
As a lifelong learning skill, reading goes
beyond decoding and comprehension
to interpretation and
development of new
Inquiry provides a
framework for learning.
To become independent learners, students
must gain not only the skills but also the
disposition to use those skills, along with an
understanding of their own responsibilities
and self-assessment strategies. Combined,
these four elements build a learner who
can thrive in a complex information
Ethical behavior in the use
of information must be taught.
In this increasingly global world of
information, students must be taught to
seek diverse perspectives, gather and use
information ethically, and use social tools
responsibly and safely.
Technology skills are crucial
for future employment needs.
Today’s students need to develop
information skills that will enable
them to use technology as an
important tool for learning,
both now and in the future.
Equitable access is
a key component
All children deserve
equitable access to
books and reading, to
information, and to
in an environment that
is safe and conducive
critically, and gain
knowledge to new
situations, and create
members of our
LEARNERS USE SKILLS,
RESOURCES, & TOOLS TO:
The definition of information literacy
has become more complex as resources and
technologies have changed.
Information literacy has progressed from the simple
definition of using reference