Lessons from the Media Wiki
Lessons from Atlas Rubicon
Lessons from the Bloomington Website
-Brainstorms a topic, problem or question based on interests or needs.
-Identifies one or two key words about a topic, problem or question.
-Identifies possible sources for information needed.
Blank WWH chart (word, pdf, google doc )
Blank KWHL chart (word, pdf, google doc )
-Cluster/Word Web 1
Click here if you need help coming up with good keywords.
My Research Planner - Gather
word, pdf, google doc
Know the difference between everybody books, chapter or fiction books and nonfiction books.
Recognizes that nonfiction books are organized by categories.
Recognizes the locations and purpose of important areas of the media center.
Recognizes the purpose of the call number on a book spine as a location tool.
Identifies parts of a book to locate information:
a. K - Cover, spine, barcode, illustrations
b. 1 - Call number, title page.
c. 2 - Dedications, publisher, place of publication, copyright date.
-Education World: Fact and Fiction Lesson
Elementary Test Prep: parts of a book
-Parts of a Book Games
Know that the library catalog gives access to information about the books and materials in the media center.
Conduct simple subject search using electronic catalog
Destiny On-Line Catalog
Hints about Print
Understand the internet as a source of information.
Use scroll up/down, click on links, Back button.
Can state the difference between fiction and non-fiction books (true/make believe).
Facts vs. opinion (Infinite Learning Lab)
Fact fragment frenzy
-Do all my facts agree?
-Do I need any more information?
-What did I learn by doing my research?
Determines main idea and supporting details by writing, drawing, or verbalizing.
Organizes information through sorting and categorizing.
Finds facts to answer questions from more than one source.
Restates answers to questions with simple factual answers.
Completes the L portion of the KWL chart with what new ideas were learned.
Adds new ideas to what was known.
Draws conclusion about the main idea with guidance.
● Make a chart with teacher assistance
● Most important to least important
● Order of events
-What is the best way to present my research?
-Do I need to create or find some items to illustrate my findings?
-How will I credit the resources I used?
Begins to understand the concept of “audience”
Follows steps of writing process modeled by a teacher.
Presents information in a variety of ways - art, music, poetry, movement, verbally or written.
Uses word processing and drawing tools to create a product.
Makes changes or “edits” based on teacher feedback and suggestions.
Retell a story, Explain a drawing, Describe an object, Create a graph or diagram.
-Is my project complete?
-Did I meet my teacher's expectations?
-Did I do my best work and use my time wisely?
-What would I do differently on my next project?
Identifies own strengths and sets goals for improvement.
Example of a research rubric
Assessment tools for different types of products.
Lessons from Atlas Rubicon:
Lessons from the Media Wiki:
Research units from the Bloomington School District: