• Cognitive Skill Levels
    Identify a Range of Information Sources : Knowledge
    Match Resource to Information Need : Comparison/Contrast
    Identify Keywords : Knowledge
    Modify Keywords : Broadening and Narrowing
    Create search statements : Synthesis
    Common Core State 
    English Language 

    College and career readiness
    Anchor Standard for writing
  • 1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • 2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
  • 7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
    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.
    9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
    10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
    English Language Arts 
    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
    • Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
    • Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
    • Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
    • Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    • Establish and maintain a formal style.
    • Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.-
    W.6.8 : W 7.8 : W 8.8
    Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
     English Language Arts
         Informational Text
  • RI.6.7. Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
  • RI.7.7. Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).

  • RI.8.7. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
  • Standards for the 21st Century Learner
    American Association of School Libraries
    Inquire,think critically and gain knowledge
    1.1  Skills

    1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.

     1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

    1.2  Dispositions  in Action

    1.2.2 Demonstrate confidence and self- direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.

    1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.