Ideas


Things I want to work on:

Information Literacy
- having students apply digital tools

Self-direction
- becoming independent users of the library (ex. navigating the catalog independently)



D-Quadrant Backward Planning
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Lesson Title
The Reference section - 5th grade

What is it you Want Students to Know and Be Able to Do? – Content Standards
Students will be able to correctly identify different print and electronic reference materials in the library/online. The student will come to recognize the purpose of each resource. They will also gain the tools to distinguish reference tools from other fiction and non-fiction materials.

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

Transfer: Students will be able to independently use their knowledge, understandings, and skills acquired to _
be stronger researchers that can more confidently search via authoritative resources.

Essential Question Big, broad open question not subject specific
Why are Reference sources important?

Enduring Understanding: What do you hope students to remember 10 years from now?
I hope they will remember the differences between various types of reference sources.

Unit Questions: Open questions – subject specific
What are the most useful reference tools for you?


Content/Guiding Questions: Closed questions – fact finding
1. Using a dictionary, find a definition for the word "reference."
2. Using the encyclopedia, name the capitol of Spain.
3. What is the best resource to use to find a map of Japan?
4. Using the thesaurus, find different words for "friend."


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


Formative Assessments:

The students will become familiar with each of the following and answer unit questions:
1. dictionary
2. encyclopedia
3. atlas
4. thesaurus

Summative Assessments:

The students will complete their report using at least four different reference sources - at least two online and two print sources.


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
For students to be able to conduct research independently.

The Role - Who does this kind of work or problem solving in the “real world?”
Any kind of researcher, higher academic environments

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?
The finished material, or the final report that students create for themselves.

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