Informational Literacy

Katie Gray, Jenny Lemasters, Maggie Murphy

What is Information Literacy?

  • Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.

Anyone can be informationally literate if you just remember this word... P.R.O.J.E.C.T!

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Pick Your Topic

The first thing a student always needs to do when they start an assignment is PICK A TOPIC! One may start by brainstorming several ideas they like and then choosing one they feel comfortable presenting!

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MISD Research Model Overview


Research Using Reliable Resources

The second thing a student must do is conduct research! Students need to search technology and books to find out information about the topic they want to present! As they read and analyze the text, it is important to evaluate the credibility of each source they use.

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Organize Information

Third, students need to organize the research they have selected! Students need to be able to figure out what information is pertinent and useful for their assignment!

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Organizing your Research


Justify Your Claim

Fourth, students need to be able to justify their claim! They need to be able to back up, with research, why they are choosing the topic they are choosing! Students need to have a project supported by research NOT opinion!

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Eliminate Irrelevant Information/Sources

Fifth, students need to "weed" through all of their research and figure out what is the most important. The ones that are not as important, students need to learn to not use!

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Just like when you take a test, eliminating the wrong answers or the wrong sources will help you get the RIGHT RESULTS!!!

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Test-Taking Strategies 1 (of 12): Eliminating Wrong Answers


Create Assignment on Topic Chosen

Sixth, students will create an assignment based on the topic they chose! Students need to make sure they have followed all of the P.R.O.J.E.C.T. steps thus far to ensure that they are using the proper resources to best complete their assignment!

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Teach Your Assignment (to an audience) Based On P.R.O.J.E.C.T. guidelines!

Lastly, students will teach/present their assignment to their classmates. They will produce a presentation that follows the informational literacy slogan of P.R.O.J.E.C.T. This will create students that are 21st Century ready and innovative learners!

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Gabrielle's Book Report for 3rd Grade
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