TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Foraging Fodder: Organizing Research

Middle school students are often required to conduct research, but often do not know how to organize and use the information they find. In this activity, students will use a graphic organizer based upon a process developed by The Big 6 Information Skills program . This technique gives teachers and students a stepwise method for organizing the research process. 
 
Objectives: 
  • Define a research task
  • Devise strategies for finding and evaluating sources of information
  • Locate information within sources
  • Plan how to organize information and cite sources correctly
  • Organize information from multiple sources into a product
  • Evaluate the quality and completeness of their work
Keywords: 

Research, organize, graphic organizer, Big 6, strategy, source, synthesis, evaluation

 

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Activity Code: 
1A
Unit Reference: 
Foraging Fodder: Organizing Research
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 1: Foraging Fodder: Organizing Research