Making Research Manageable Using the Big 6 CPSD Mid Level Media Specialists Arch Ford 10/16/2013
Connecting CCSS to Big 6 “Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.” http://www.corestandards.org/ela-Literacy/introduction/students-who-are-college-and-career-ready-in-reading-writing-speaking-listening-language
The Big 6 • Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz • Thinking Routine • Information Process Skills • Collaboration Opportunities between Teachers and the Teacher Librarian
The Big 6 • 1. Task Definition • 2. Information Seeking Strategies • 3. Location and Access • 4. Use of Information • 5. Synthesis • 6. Evaluation
Super 3 • Elementary/Early Childhood Students • Plan • Do • Review
1. Task Definition • The Teacher should.. • Define the task. What is the destination? What is the final product? • Brainstorm Questions • KW Chart • The Teacher Librarian should… • Preplan • Collaborate • Problem solve • Technology • Information Resources • Trouble shoot • Enjoyable experience
2. Information Seeking Strategies Determine All Possible Sources
3. Location and AccessRound Robin Research The Teacher should… • Remind students of essential questions • Task • Divide students into three groups • 15 rotations The Teacher Librarian should… • Create Information Stations • Print • Information Databases • Search Engine
4.Use of Information A great philosopher once said… “The number one mistake most students make when researching is they do not take the time to read” Tracy McAllister
4.Use of Information RAP Strategy Read a Paragraph • Don’t try to read the whole article at once. • Read one paragraph at a time
4.Use of Information Ask yourself some questions • What is the most important detail from this paragraph? • What is one thing I want someone to know from what I just read? • What made me say, “ Wow, I didn’t know that?”
4. Use of Information Put it in your own words • Sum up what you learned from this paragraph. • Write it in your own words. • Say it out loud, then write it down.
4. Use of Information Student Name_____________Topic_____
4. Use of Information • One more thing before you go.. • Provide a place for them to keep their research • Folders, teacher tubs, everything in its place and a place for everything…. • Wrap up • What did you find today? • Where are you in the research? • What do you need to do tomorrow?
5. Synthesis • Organize Information from Multiple Sources • Not all info is worth keeping • What pieces go together? • Outline, note cards, etc. • Prepare for and Present Project • What information will make the cut? • What are the key points
6. Evaluation • Self Evaluation • Judge the Product (effectiveness) • Judge the Process ( efficiency) • Teacher/Student Conferences • Rubrics • Peer Conferencing • 3 Before Me • Rotate in groups of 4 • Timer
6. Evaluation • Don’t Forget… • Ask the content teacher • Effectiveness of Product • Efficiency of Process • Self Reflection • Was I an effective teacher librarian? • What was good? • What was bad? • Where can I improve?
Resources http://big6.com/pages/about/big6-skills-overview.php full of lesson ideas and resources