Standard 1 - The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
Identify information needs by:
- Selecting keywords/topics from an assignment to use in a search
- Determining if search needs to be broadened or narrowed based on results
- Understand the steps in a research process (Big Six)
Use the OPAC
- Differentiating between a subject and keyword search in our OPAC
- Use the HSPLS OPAC for subject, author and title searches
Use various book and CD resources
- Locate information in almanacs, atlases, and magazine indexes
- Be able to search by topic and keyword in CD sources
Use the internet
- Differentiate between category and keyword searches on internet search engines
Standard 2 - The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and creatively.
Recognize sources for current information
- Magazines (print and online)
- Newspapers (print and online)
Compare sources of information on a single topic
Begin to distinguish between fact and opinion
Extract main ideas from information sources
- Interpret ideas from non-print sources
Standard 3 - The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.
Independently use graphic organizer to take and organize notes
Use a variety of formats to present information
- Computer slide shows
- Charts and graphs
Help to create an assessment rubric for a project.
States/Regions project using newspapers on the internet
U.S. History project (Native Americans, Colonial, Civil War...)
Standard 5: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
Understands plot, setting and character in fiction
Understands biography and autobiography
Reads books of merit (Nene and Newbery)