6th Grade Media Skills - Mrs. Simons

Michelle Simons Welcome Video

Welcome to 6th Grade Media Skills. I am Michelle Simons, Media Specialist, and I teach the 6th Grade Media skills course.   This is a 9 week wheel class.  This class covers many topics including, book selection, library arrangement and classification systems.  Most of this course focuses on research and how to conduct a meaningful and accurate search on the internet and through the use of print sources. We will learn about plagiarism, acceptable use, writing bibliographies and gathering information to write a research report.  
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Phone: 651-768-4534

6th Grade Media Skills Class

Week of April 3rd:
Welcome to Media Skills.   We will begin the course with library arrangement and learning about the Dewey Decimal system. This week we will learn about using Destiny, our Online Public Access Catalog. 

Week of April 17th:
This week we will use Destiny to locate various resources.  We will talk about about reading non fiction text.  We will talk about text features and the purpose and use of them.  We will talk about setting a purpose for reading and how to use text features to navigate the book. 

Week of April 24th:
This week we will be reading non fiction text and locate important information.  We will be using the text features in the book to help find these facts.  We will determine main ideas and find details to support those topics.  We will use an organizer to organize the information we find.

Week of May 1st:
This week we will be learning about databases and search engines and we will use them to do some searches.  We will learn about website evaluation and plagiarism.

Week of May 8th:
This week we will learn about search engines and how to conduct a good search.  We will talk about key words and phrasing.  We will continue evaluating sites and learn about taking notes and gathering information from valuable websites.

Week of May 15th:
This week we will create our organizer for our gathering research.  This organizer will be the place to take notes on the topic for your report.  We will be gathering facts from books and online sources. 

Week of May 22nd:
This week will continue finding facts for our research papers.