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The Big 6 Research Method - Staff Presentation

Lisle Junior High School

Gretchen Broadus

on 10 July 2013

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Transcript of The Big 6 Research Method - Staff Presentation

Six Steps to Research
1. Define the Task
2. Plan your search
6. Evaluate
Am I happy with the final product?
3. Conduct
5. Product
What do you need to achieve or find?
4. Use the Information
1. Define
the Task

2. Plan the
3. Conduct the
4. Make sense of
the Information

5. Create

6. Evaluate
Product & Process
What is the goal for the assignment?
All websites must be checked for reliability!
How do I know
if a website is reliable?
What is the website address?
Best choice:

Be Careful:
What does it look like?

Professional or amateur?
Who wrote it?
Who pays for it?
Intended purpose/audience?
Does it provide sources?
Is it biased?
When was it last updated?
If you can't find good answers for these questions... you shouldn't use it!
Based on "The Big 6"
Strategies for finding the information you need... websites, digital, or print materials
Choose Quotes
Project Specific
Did I achieve my goals?
Do I need to Revise?
What can I do different next time?
Questions to ask:
Search Terms
Source Options
Develop the topic.
Carry out your plan
Access available resources
Brainstorm & List
connected concepts
Library Databases
Be sure to cite your sources as you go!!!
Take Notes
Create your works cited page
MLA format
Standards Covered
Common Core Writing Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1a Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1b Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.2b Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

Common Core Anchor Standards: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Information, Media and Technology Skills
"Today, we live in a technology and media-driven environment, marked by access to an abundance of information, rapid changes in technology tools and the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. Effective citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills, such as:
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) Literacy"
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