The Big Six Try website http://www.thebig6.com (fromEisenberg/Berkowitz, 1990)
1. TASK DEFINITION
2. INFORMATION SEEKING STRATEGIES
3. LOCATION AND ACCESS
4. USE OF INFORMATION
1. What do I want to know?
2. Where can I look?
3. Where can I find it?
4. What did I find?
5. What can I dot to show what I learned?
6. How did I do?
Big Six Skill #1: Task Definition
What am I supposed to do?
What questions do I have to get me started?
Big Six Skill #2: Information-seeking Strategies
What are the possible sources to find this information?
Which ones are best for me to use? Put a check mark next to the best ones.
Big Six Skill #3: Location and Access
Where will I find these sources?
Who can help me find what I need?
Big Six Skill #4: Use of Information
How will I keep a record of the information I find?
___Take notes using note cards
___Take notes using a chart or grid
___Take notes on notebook paper
Big Six Skill #5: Synthesis
Once I have my notes, I will start organizing them as a report/ script/ storyboard/ or other product. I will have a friend, partner, or team member assist me in reviewing what I do.
What will be my final product or performance to complete my assignment?
I will give credit to my sources on/ in my final product/ performance.
Big Six Skill #6: Evaluation
How will I know that I have done my best? I will carefully review what I have done and check each statement before I turn in my assignment. All must be checked before I hand this in to my teacher.
___I have done what I said I would do in #1.
___The information found in #4 matches the information needed in #1.
___I gave proper credit to my sources.
___My work is the neatest/ best I can do.
___My work is complete and includes my name and the date.
___I am ready to share my information.