The Big 6 Approachby Mike Eisenberg & Bob Berkowitz<br />The Big 6 is an informational problem-solving approach developed by Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz. It is the most popular model for information skills. It includes the following steps…<br />
The Big 6 Approach<br />1. Task Definition<br />Define the information problem.<br />Identify information needed to complete the task.<br /> 2. Information-seeking strategies<br />Determine the range of possible sources. (brainstorm)<br />Evaluate the different possible sources to determine priorities.<br />
Big 6 Approach <br />Location & Access<br />Locate Sources <br />Find information within sources<br />Use of Information<br />Engage (read, hear and view) the information within a source<br />Extract relevant information from a source<br />
The Big 6 Approach<br />Synthesis<br />. Organize information from different sources.<br />. Present the information<br />Evaluation<br />. Judge the product (effectiveness)<br />. Judge the information problem-solving (efficiency)<br />
The Big 6 ApproachEvaluation of a Lesson <br /> Theme Friendship: Pairing the Big 6 with an Elementary Reading Unit for 3rd Graders<br /> - This lesson allows students to experience small group work as they learn about other countries, interview, immigrants who live in the area.<br /> - The students evaluate their own efforts as well as the efforts of their classmates.<br />
Objectives:<br /> - Students will place themselves in the role of a newcomer.<br /> - Students individually will record their initial thoughts about friendship.<br /> - Describe your idea of friendship<br />
Task Definition<br />Identify the information needed:<br /> - Your family has just moved to a new city, and you are attending a new school next week. The people in the stores talk differently than you do, and you are very nervous about starting school. However, you are lonely, and very much want to built new friendships right away How can you do this?<br />
Information Seeking Strategies<br />Determine all Possible Sources:<br /> - As a large group, students brainstorm potential sources of information on friendship, as well as where to go to learn about their interviewee’s home country.<br />
Location and Access<br />Locate Sources<br /> - Students will identify appropriate atlases in the library and use the table of contents or index to locate information specific to their interview subject.<br />
Use of Information<br />Engage (read, hear, view):<br />- The students will learn basic note taking skills for conducting interviews and reading printed materials.<br />
Synthesis<br />Organize Information from Multiple Sources:<br />- The teacher-librarian and classroom teacher will work as a team to help each group sort out their information.<br />- Groups will also decide how to present their information and who will speak for their group.<br />
Evaluation<br />Judge the Results:<br /> - The class will vote on the top presentations to feature during an upcoming family night, videos of all presentations are circulated to each home, and younger students in the school are invited to view the presentations.<br />
The Big <br />Bibliography<br />"Big 6 Search." Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.awrsd.org/oms/big_6_search.htm>. <br />"Know How 7-12 « Big6 Kids." Buy Cheap Software - Download and Buy Software for Windows & Macintosh at Our Online Software Store. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.big6.com/kids/site/?cat=816>. <br />TwitterButtons.com, By. Buy Cheap Software - Download and Buy Software for Windows & Macintosh at Our Online Software Store. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.big6.com/>. <br />
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