The 21st century skill I want to focus on for instruction is Information Literacy.


D-Quadrant Backward Planning Worksheet

Lesson Title_World Book Online_2nd grade

What is it you Want Students to Know and Be Able to Do? – Content Standards
Students will know how to access World Book Online, navigate to various sections, and use the tools on the site (i.e. dictionary, map, tables).

21st Century Skills (ISTE NETS) What will you assess specifically?
Information literacy, self-direction, critical thinking and reasoning.

Transfer: Students will be able to independently use their knowledge, understandings, and skills acquired to use World Book Online to research subjects of their choice, whether at home, in the classroom, in the library.... _

Essential Question Big, broad open question not subject specific
Why do we need to know things?

Enduring Understanding: What do you hope students to remember 10 years from now?
Reliable databases are available to use when we want to find answers to questions.

Unit Questions: Open questions – subject specific
How do we find information when we have a question about something?
When we have a question, how do we find the answer?
How do people know things that we don’t know yet?

Content/Guiding Questions: Closed questions – fact finding
If we went to the library, what do we have available to use to find answers to questions?
What is data? What is a database?

How will you know they know it? Formative & Summative Assessment Strategies of content and skills

Formative Assessments:__

  • World Book Online Scavenger Hunt—share with classmate
  • Observe students using World Book Online, complete checklist

Summative Assessments:

Performance Assessment Task – G.R.A.S.P.S.

Goal: The “hook”Your task is…anengaging introduction that kids can connect with – the “real world” situation

The Role - Who does this kind of work or problem solving in the “real world?”
Finding reliable information

The Audience – Who will you present your product to (other than the teacher)?

The Situation – More details on the goal

The productWhat would you turn in to your boss?
Scavenger hunt

Standards & Criteria for Success – Rubric criteria – what is expected? Should align with learning goals