Information Literacy Lessons

Research Calculator - Step 5: EVALUATE

Lesson: Maintaining a Research Notebook
Students will bring the information literacy process to a concious level by maintaining a notebook. They will use the notebook to organize their research work, assess each stage, and reflect on the process.

Worksheet: Rubric for Research Process
Teachers may use this rubric for grading and/or present it to students as a guideline. Includes the five stages of the Research Calculator: Question, Gather, Conclude, Communicate, and Evaluate.

Worksheet: Rubric/Contract
This rubric/contract presents the requirements for a project to students and parents.

Worksheet: Assessment Tools
Web page offering thirty-five product, process, reading, and writing assessments which incorporate self and teacher evaluations. These tools help students demonstrate mastery of content knowledge and process skills by knowing in advance the criteria for assessment.

Worksheet: Peer Evaluation
Students respond to twelve questions or statements about another student's presentation in order to offer praise and constructive criticism. Includes reminders about appropriate evaluation behavior. Student Response to Peer Evaluation encourages students to think about how they will change their presentations as a result of the peer evaluation.

Worksheet: Daily Reflection
Students respond to questions and statements using descriptive and detailed sentences such as "What question was I trying to answer," "Explain something new you learned," and "New questions I now have."

Worksheet: Sentence Starters
Students may use these sentence starters when completing research notebooks/learning logs.

Worksheet: 2 Page Self-Evaluation
Students respond to questions and statements using descriptive and detailed sentences such as "What question was I trying to answer," "Explain something new you learned," and "New questions I now have."

Worksheet: 3 Page Self-Evaluation
Students respond to questions and statements using descriptive and detailed sentences such as "What question was I trying to answer," "Explain something new you learned," and "New questions I now have."

Worksheet: The Road to Success
Lists questions students should consider throughout the research process.