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Big 6 Research Method with Essential Questions (CSAP – Reading Frameworks)

Elementary Middle High

Why am I here? What information do I need in order What information do I need to fully
Task What am I going to research? to do this? complete this project?
Definition What are the questions I need to What is the purpose? Do my questions have enough depth?
1.1 Define the answer? Why do I need this information to What will my final project look like?
information What will my final project look like? answer my question?
problem
1.2 Identify What will my final project look like?
information  Definition of research  Definition of research  Determine time needed for project
needed  Determine time needed for project  Determine time needed for project  Create essential questions
 Create essential questions  Create essential questions
How do I find information? How do I find information? What sources can I use to find the
What resources are available? What resources are available? information I need?
How do I know it is a good source? How do I know it is a good source? Do I have multiple varied sources?
What sources are relevant, accurate,
from an authoritative source, objective,
current and comprehensive?
6th – 5b
Use organizational features of electronic
information (for example, keyword searches,  Web evaluation
and icons) to locate information.  Sources
Information  Database searches Databases
 Keyword searches Library books
Seeking
Inter Library Loan
Strategies 5th – 5d 6th – 5d Internet
2.1 Determine all
possible sources Select information to support ideas and justify Select information to support ideas and justify Textbooks
2.2 Select the the selection. the selection Interview
best sources
 Database searching  Evaluation of sources  Keyword searching
 Evaluation of sources  Fact and opinion
 organization of thoughts and resources
 Keyword searching

6th – 5f
Locate meanings and pronunciations of
unfamiliar words using dictionaries, glossaries
and other sources.
 Keyword searches
7th – 5b

Use library and interlibrary catalog


databases and organizational features of
electronic information (for example,
Internet, electronic mail, CD-ROM, or
laser disc) to locate information.
 Database searches
 Keyword searches

7th – 5d
Locate and select relevant information and
justify the information selection.
 Evaluation of sources
 Fact and opinion

7th – 5f
Locate meanings and pronunciations of
unfamiliar words using dictionaries,
glossaries, or other sources.
 Keyword searches

8th – 5b
Use organizational features of printed text (for
example, annotations, citations, and
bibliographic references) to locate relevant
information.
 Database searches
 Keyword searches

8th – 5d
Evaluate information for specific needs and
credibility.
 Evaluation of sources
 Fact and opinion

8th – 5f
Locate meanings, pronunciations, and
derivations of unfamiliar words using
dictionaries, glossaries, and other sources.
 Keyword searches
Where do I find the sources I need to How and where do I locate sources? How do I locate sources and access the
use? How do I access the information information within the sources?
How do I use the sources I just found? within the source?

4th – 5a 6th – 5a 9th – 5a


Use organizational features of printed text Use organizational features of printed text Use organizational features of printed text (for
(page numbering, alphabetizing, glossaries, (captions, chapter preview, summaries, example, prefaces, afterwards, and appendices)
chapter heading, table of contents, indexes, prefaces annotations, changes in print, and to locate information.
captions) to locate information. appendices) to locate information.  Organization of thoughts and resources
 Organization of thoughts and  Organization of thoughts and
resources resources
 Print reference materials

4th - 5b 6th – 5b 9th – 5b


Recognize organizational features of electronic Use organizational features of electronic Use organizational features of electronic
information (for example, pull down menus, information (for example, keyword searches, information (for example, keyword searches
keyword searches, and icons) to locate and icons) to locate information. and email address) and library and interlibrary
Location information.  Database searching catalog databases to locate relevant
and Access  Database searching  Keyword information.
3.1 Locate  Keyword  Notetaking  Database searching
sources  Keyword searching
(intellectually
and physically)
6th – 5d
3.2 Find Select information to support ideas and justify
information the selection
within sources
 Evaluation of sources
 Fact and opinion

4th – 5f 9th – 5f
Select appropriate definitions from the Locate meanings, pronunciations, and
dictionary, glossaries, and other sources. derivations of unfamiliar words using
 Print references materials dictionaries, glossaries, and other sources.
 Database searching  Print references materials
 Database searching

5th – 5a (page numbering, alphabetizing, 7th – 5a 10th – 5a


glossaries chapter heading, change in print, Use organizational features of printed text (for Use organizational features of printed text (for
table of contents, indexes, captions) example, chapter preview and summaries, example, prefaces, appendices, annotations,
 Organization of thoughts and prefaces, annotations, bold face print, or citations, and bibliographic references) to
resources appendices) to locate information. locate relevant information.
 Print reference materials  Organization of thoughts and  Organization of thoughts and resources
resources
5th – 5b 7th – 5b 10th – 5b
Use organizational features of electronic Use library and interlibrary catalog databases Use organizational features of electronic text(
information (for example, keyword searches, and organizational features of electronic (for example, database keyword searches,
and icons) to locate information. information (for example, Internet, electronic Internet service engines and email addresses) to
 Database searching mail, CD-ROM, or laser disc) to locate locate relevant information.
 Keyword searching information.  Database searching
 Database searching  Keyword searching
 Keyword  Advanced/Boolean searching
 Notetaking

7th – 5d
Locate and select relevant information and
justify the information selection.
 Evaluation of sources
 Fact and opinion

5th –5f 10th – 5f


Select information to support ideas and justify Locate meanings, pronunciations, and
the selection. derivations of unfamiliar words using
Locate meanings, pronunciations, and directions, glossaries, and other sources.
derivations of unfamiliar words using  Print reference materials
dictionaries, glossaries, and other sources.  Database searching
 Print reference materials
 Database searching

8th – 5a
Use organizational features of printed text
(annotations, citations, and bibliographic
references) to locate relevant information
 Organization of thoughts and sources

8th – 5b
Use organizational features of printed text (for
example, annotations, citations, and
bibliographic references) to locate relevant
information.
 Database searching
 Keyword
 Notetaking
Did I read, hear, see, or touch the How will I record the information that How have I properly cited my sources?
information on my topic? I find? How will I keep track of my
How will I keep track of my How do I know my sources are information? (note-taking,
information? accurate? highlighting, recording, watching, etc.)
Did I write down the correct How do I know I have a variety of Have I read the information?
information I need for my information to support my ideas for How have I summarized the main ideas
bibliography? (say thank you) my project? from my sources?
Do I have correct and accurate How do I know I have enough How will I determine what information
information that I need to answer my information to complete my project? in fact and what is opinion?
question? How will I give credit to my sources?
Do I have enough information to
complete my project?
4th – 5c 9th – 5c
Take notes, outline, and identify main ideas in Summarize and organize information about a
resource materials. topic in a variety of ways (for example, graphic
 Plagiarism organizer, Venn diagram, outline, timeline)
 Notetaking from references, technical sources, and media.
 Fact and opinion  Notetaking
Use of  Summarization
Information  Timeline
4.1 Engage (e.g.,
read, hear, view,  Evaluating sources
touch)  Fact vs Opinion
4.2 Extract  Revisit topic and resources
relevant
information  Graphic organization
 Tech graphic tools

4th – 5e 6th – 5e 9th -5e


Give credit for borrowed information by listing Locate others’ ideas, images, or information Give credit for others’ ideas, images, or
sources. in a bibliography, works cited page, or text information in an appropriate form (for
 Plagiarism features (for example, quotations, italics, example, bibliography, works cited page,
 Citation parentheses, and footnotes). endnotes, or footnotes).
 Citation
 Plagiarism  Citation
 Notetaking  Intent citations
 Evaluation of sources  Plagiarism
 Fact and opinion  Works cited

5th – 5e
Locate others’ ideas, images, or information in
a bibliography, works cited page, or text
features (for example, quotations, italics,
parentheses, and footnotes).
6th – 5g
Give credit for borrowed information by
listing sources.
 Citation
10th -5c
Paraphrase, summarize, organize and
synthesize information from a variety of
sources.
 Notetaking
 Summarization
 Timeline
 Evaluating sources
 Fact and opinion
 Revisit topic and Resources
 Graphic organization
 Text graphic tools

7th – 5e 10th -5e


Locate others’ ideas, images, or information Give credit for others’ ideas, images, or
in a bibliography, works cited page, or text information in an appropriate form.
features (for example, quotations, italics,  Citation in text citations
parentheses, and footnotes).  Plagiarism work cited
 Citation
 Plagiarism
 Notetaking
 Fact and opinion

7th – 5g
Give credit for borrowed information by
listing sources.

8th – 5d
Evaluate information for specific needs and
credibility
How do I organize my information? What tool(s) can I use to organize my What tool(s) can I use to organize my
How will I present my information? thoughts and information? thoughts and information? (graphic
Synthesis organizers, Inspiration, etc.)
5.1 Organize When is each step due? How will I present my information?
from multiple Did I cite my sources? What information sources have I used?
sources (books, magazines, databases, Internet)
5.2 Present the What does the timeline for the project
information
look like?
How will I present my final project?
6th – 5c 9th – 5c
Summarize and organize information about a Summarize and organize information about a
topic in a variety of ways (for example, topic in a variety of ways (for example, graphic
graphic organizer, Venn diagram, outline, organizer, Venn diagram, outline, timeline)
timeline) from references, technical sources, from references, technical sources, and media.
and media.  Note taking
 Organization of thoughts and  Summarization
resources  Timeline
 Evaluation of resources  Evaluating sources
 Revisit topic and resources  Fact vs opinion
 Revisit topic and resources
 Graphic organizes
 Tech/graphic tools

4th – 5d 9th – 5d
Sort information as it relates to a specific topic Evaluate information for specific needs,
or purpose. validity, credibility, and bias.
 Citation  Graphics
 Notetaking  Video
 Revisit topic and resources  Web design
 Brochures

 3D products
 Books
 Database development
 Plays
 Radio casting
 Music productions

4th – 5e 6th – 5e 9th -5e


Give credit for borrowed information by listing Locate others’ ideas, images, or information Give credit for others’ ideas, images, or
sources. in a bibliography, works cited page, or text information in an appropriate form (for
 Citation features (for example, quotations, italics, example, bibliography, works cited page,
 Plagiarism parentheses, and footnotes). endnotes, or footnotes).
 Bibliography  Citations and bibliography  Citation
 Intext citations  Intent citations
 Plagiarism
 Works cited
6th – 5g
Give credit for borrowed information by
listing sources.
 Citations

5th – 5c 7th – 5c 10th -5c


Summarize and organize information about a Paraphrase, summarize, organize, and Paraphrase, summarize, organize and
topic in a variety of ways (for example graphic synthesize information about a topic in a synthesize information from a variety of
organizer, Venn diagram, outline, timeline) variety of ways (for example, graphic sources.
from references, technical sources, and media. organizer, Venn diagram, outline, or  Notetaking
 Timeline timeline).  Summarization
 Graphic organization  Organization of thoughts and  Timeline
 Summarization resources  evaluating sources
 Tech /graphic tools  Evaluation of resources  Fact vs opinion
 Revisit topic and resources  Revisit topic and resources
 Graphic organization  Graphic organizers
 Tech/graphic tools

10th -5d
Evaluate information for specific needs,
validity, credibility, and bias.
 Graphics
 Video
 Web design
 brochures
 3D Product
 Books
 Database development
 Plays
 Radio casting
 Music production

7th – 5e 10th -5e


Locate others’ ideas, images, or information Give credit for others’ ideas, images, or
in a bibliography, works cited page, or text information in an appropriate form.
features (for example, quotations, italics,  Citation
parentheses, and footnotes).  Intent citations
 Citations and bibliography  Plagiarism
 In text citations  Works cited
5th – 5g 7th – 5g
Give credit for borrowed information by listing Give credit for borrowed information by
sources. listing sources.
 Plagiarism  Citations
 Citation
 Bibliography

8th – 5c
Summarize and organize information about a
topic in a variety of ways (for example,
graphic organizer, Venn diagram, outline,
timeline) from a variety of references,
technical sources, and media.
 Organization of thoughts and
resources
 Evaluation of resources
 Revisit topic and resources
 Graphic organization
 Citations and bibliography
 Intext citations

8th – 5e
Give credit for others’ ideas, images, or
information in an appropriate form.
Features (for example, quotations, italics,
parentheses, and footnotes).

Did I accomplish my task? How did I meet the requirements for Did I accomplish my task?
Evaluation Does my project explain the answers this project? Did I follow the rubric?
6.1 Judge the to my questions? How does my research explain the Did this process work or not, and why?
product Could I have done this in a better way? answers to my questions? How does my research explain the
(effectiveness)
(plus/delta) Did this process work or not, and answers to my questions?
6.2 Judge the
process why?
(efficiency)
 Awareness of audience (conventions)  Awareness of audience (conventions)  Awareness of audience (conventions)
 Reflection  Reflection  Reflection