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Big6TM Research Model

The Big6TM  Research Model was developed by
Michael B. Eisenberg & Robert E. Berkowitz.
Check it out at   Big6TM  For Kids 



Big6TM  Step # 1
Task Definition
1.1   Define the information problem

1.2   Identify information needed (to solve the information problem)
    • What is my current task?
    • What are some topics or questions I need to answer?
    • What information will I need?
Shoemaker, Barbara J. The Big6TM Skills Handout


How to Do Research
Interactive Research Activity (Step 1. Plan)                      
Kentucky Virtual Library

Asking Good Questions How to Impress Your Teachers by Asking Good Questions        
Barbara A. Jansen, author
KidsClick! Web Search for Kids by Librarians
KidsClick!  Subject Directory
Great Web Sites Librarian's Guide to Great Web Sites for Kids (pdf)
Association for Library Service to Children - alsc@ala.org


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Big6TM  Step # 2
Information Seeking Strategies
2.1    Determine all possible sources (brainstorm)

2.2    Select the best sources
    • What are all the possible sources to check?
    • What are the best sources of information for this task?
Shoemaker, Barbara J. The Big6TM Skills Handouts
How to Do Research
Interactive Research Activity (Step 2. Search for Information)
Kentucky Virtual Library
Kellom Library Catalog Search Kellom Library Media Center for Resources                
Omaha Public Schools
Online Databases District Online Databases (password needed)    
Omaha Public Schools
  
World Almanac for Kids Excellent Resource for Research
World Almanac For Kids Online
Dictionary Word Central - Student Dictionary
Merriam Webster Online Dictionary
Graphical Dictionary VisuwordsTM  Online Graphical Dictionary
Princeton's University WordNet
National Atlas Printable Maps
National Atlas of the United States - nationalatlas.gov
Time For Kids News Current News Articles
Time For Kids News Magazine

Evaluating Web Page Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial                
UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshop
Evaluating Web Sites Web Site Evaluation Process
net.TUTOR - Ohio State University Libraries
Evaluation Form
Website Evaluation Checklist (pdf)
UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Interenet Workshop


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Big6TM  Step # 3
Location & Access
3.1    Locate sources (intellectually and physically)

3.2    Find information within resources
    • Where can I find these sources?
    • Where can I find the information in the source?
Shoemaker, Barbara J. The Big6TM Skills Handout

How to Do Research
Interactive Research Activity (Step 3. Take Notes)      
Kentucky Virtual Library
Graphic Organizers Sample Graphic Organizers with Descriptions
Schools of California Online Resources for Educator
Graphic Organizers Interactive Tools to Build Literacy Skills
International Reading Association    read.write.think


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Big6TM  Step # 4
Use of Information
4.1    Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)

4.2    Extract relevant information
    • What information do I expect to find in this source?
    • What information from the source is useful?
Shoemaker, Barbara J. The Big6TM Skills Handout

How to Do Research
Interactive Research Activity (Step 4. Use the Information)
Kentucky Virtual Library


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Big6TM  Step # 5
Synthesis
5.1   Organize from multiple sources

5.2   Present the information
  • How will I organize my information?
  • How will I present my information?
Shoemaker, Barbara J. The Big6TM Skills Handout

How to Do Research
Interactive Research Activity (Step 5. Report)              
Kentucky Virtual Library


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Big6TM  Step # 6
Evaluation
6.1   Judge the product (effectiveness)
6.2   Judge the process (efficiency)
  • Did I do what was required?
  • Did I complete each of the Big6 Stages efficiently?
Shoemaker, Barbara J. The Big6TM Skills Handout

How to Do Research
Interactive Research Activity (Step 6. Evaluate)           
Kentucky Virtual Library


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     Citations     


MLA Citations MLA Formatting and Style Guide          
The OWL at Purdue University

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     Copyright    


 
 
MLA Citations MLA Formatting and Style Guide          
The OWL at Purdue University
Copyright Kids A site to teach Copyright laws to kids
Friends of Active Copyright Education (FA©E)
Fair Use Checklist for Fair Use (pdf)
Copyright Management Center  http://www.copyright.iupui.edu

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