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Information literacy for EIC


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School Library Media Programs presented the big ideas of what we think Middle School students need to know and be able to do to the Elementary Integrated Curriculum (EIC) writing team. The team is beginning to write curriculum for grades 3-5 and want to ensure that the students will be prepared to be successful in Middle School.with Information Literacy

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Information literacy for EIC

  1. 1. What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do in Middle School<br />Information Literacy<br /><br />
  2. 2. Building Capacity<br />Guided<br />Independent<br /><br />
  3. 3. Inquire<br /><br />
  4. 4. Supports<br />“AGOPP and the basic concepts of research”<br />Background knowledge<br />Ask Questions<br />Know what is researchable<br />
  5. 5. Gain Knowledge<br /><br />
  6. 6. Supports<br />Use patron’s catalog to find resources<br />“…knowing how to alphabetize so that they can find an author, look up a word, find an encyclopedia entry, etc.”<br />Find print resources with call numbers<br />Use an index<br />Navigating an encyclopedia<br />Use Online, Subscription Databases<br />
  7. 7. Think Critically<br /><br />
  8. 8. Supports<br />“basics of a bibliography (what is a publisher and where do you find it, etc.)”<br />Recognize difference between fiction and nonfiction<br />Identify Credible sources<br />Use Noodletools to Cite Sources<br />Put information into one’s own words<br />
  9. 9. Interpret Information<br /><br />
  10. 10. Supports<br />“I spend lots of time with my sixth graders going over the online resources, discussing differences between encyclopedias and databases…”<br />Use multiple resources<br />Make informed decisions<br />Generate new knowledge<br />Make connections and inferences<br />
  11. 11. Share Knowledge<br /><br />
  12. 12. Supports<br />“it’s the basics that students seem to “forget” as well as many not having keyboarding skills.”<br />Use technology for expression<br />Work collaboratively to solve problems<br />Use a variety of formats to prepare findings/conclusion<br />
  13. 13. Appreciate Literature<br /><br />
  14. 14. Supports<br />Persues information related to personal interests<br />Connect literature and multimedia to learning<br />Identify relationship between fiction and nonfiction literature and real life<br />
  15. 15. References<br />Matrix – MSDE Curriculum, State, and National Information Literacy Outcomes and Standards <br />School Library Media State Curriculum – PreK through 8<br />