Information Literacy Skills Curriculum

Grades 7-12

                                                   

 

 

 

Students will define a task and identify information needed

 

Define and analyze the task

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

 

Select and narrow or broaden topics into a manageable focus, keeping in mind the resources available

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Identify the strategies and sources needed to get desired information.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Identify the audience

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Analyze task in terms of information needed, considering amount, format, location, and type; e.g., numerical, text, pictorial information.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

 

 

Students will identify, evaluate, and select resources.

 

Identify the variety of materials available for information and enjoyment.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Develop a specialized information search strategy

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Use encyclopedia for an overview of topic rather than main or sole source of information.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-10

Mastery Gr. 10-12

Identify potential information resources; e.g., encyclopedias, almanacs, periodicals, electronic resources,OPAC, Infotrac, etc.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Evaluate sources for relevancy, availability, accuracy, and ease of use.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Evaluate for differing points of view and absence of bias and prejudice.

Introduced Gr. 9-12

Apply an understanding of the difference between primary and secondary resources.

Introduced Gr. 9-12

Determine if resource can be obtained within the defined timeline of the task.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

 

 

Students will locate resources and access information within resources

 

Locate potential resources in electronic, print, media, and/or human form.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Locate service areas and collections in the school library media center

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Understand and use the Dewey Decimal System and other classification systems.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8

Mastery  Gr. 9

Search automated card catalog (OPAC).

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-9

Mastery  Gr. 9

Obtain resources through interlibrary loans.

Introduced Gr. 10-12

Use appropriate indexes and abstracts.

Introduced Gr. 9

Reinforced Gr. 10-12

Use location skills, including alphabetizing skills, keyword searches, narrowing or broadening keyword searches, boolean and truncation.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-10

Mastery  Gr. 10

Evaluate and use appropriate sources in an annotated bibliography.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-9

Mastery Gr. 10

 

 

Students will engage and extract information

 

Choose appropriate comprehension level

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Read, listen, and view critically for significant concepts and details, using appropriate skills; e.g. skimming, highlighting

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-9

Mastery Gr. 10

Read a variety of literature to appreciate classic and contemporary themes and genres, understand United States and world cultures and traditions.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Respect the principle of intellectual freedom.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Respect the rights of others regarding the use and handling of information resources.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Recognize the need for equal access to materials and resources.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Follow guidelines and etiquette using electronic information sources.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Recognize and apply handling and use requirements of print, media, and electronic resources.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Follow policies and procedures for use of facilities, systems, and resources, and maintain the physical integrity of resources and facilities.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Evaluate and select information in terms of authority, completeness, relevancy, point of view, reliability, and timeliness.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Mastery Gr. 12

Recognize propaganda and the presence of bias or prejudice.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-9

Mastery Gr. 10

Use a variety of note-taking methods; e.g. notecards, photocopy and highlighting, cut-and-paste, downloading and uploading.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-9

Mastery Gr. 10

Recognize copyright as protection for the copyright holder, and avoid plagiarism.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-9

Mastery Gr. 10

Credit appropriate sources using accepted citation format.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Mastery Gr. 12

 

 

Students will organize, synthesize, and present information

 

Practice ethical use of information and information technologies.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforce Gr. 8-12

Evaluate critically how selected information integrates to complete the task.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforce Gr. 8-12

Mastery Gr. 12

Use electronic presentation programs or other techniques to organize pictorial information.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforce Gr. 8-9

Mastery Gr. 10

Create, revise, and refine drafts; e.g., script, manuscript, scientific abstract, as necessary.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforce Gr. 8-12

Use word processing programs to present textual information.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforce Gr. 8

Mastery Gr. 8

Cite sources in notes and bibliographies according to accepted citation and bibliographic format standards.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforce Gr. 8-12

Mastery Gr. 12

Draw conclusions, see implications and consequences, and make interpretations.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforce Gr. 8-12

Construct a short research presentation or paper that includes a title page, table of contents, documented text, and a bibliography.

Introduced Gr. 7-8

Reinforced Gr. 9-10

Mastery Gr. 12

Construct a research or paper that includes a title page, table of contents, controlling idea or thesis statement, documented text, conclustion, and an annotated bibliography.

Introduced Gr. 9-10

Reinforced Gr. 10-12

Mastery Gr. 12

 

 

Students will evaluate the process and the product

 

Reflect upon personal information problem-solving skills as a means of ongoing self-evaluation throughout the assignment.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Solicit and reflect upon peer reviews and teacher comments about process performance.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12

Compare product with criteria from the original task definition; reflect upon peer reviews, teacher comments, and personal satisfaction.

Introduced Gr. 7

Reinforced Gr. 8-12