Grade 4

Standard 1:  Define an Information Task
  • For each research project, students realize there is an essential question
  • With assistance, list objectives, questions and information needed to complete a research assignment
  • With assistance, generate sub-questions that need to be answered through research to answer an essential question
  • Identify existing knowledge, as well as additional information necessary, to solve the problem
Standard 2:  Develop Information Seeking Strategies
  • Use features of nonfiction text to efficiently navigate and locate information (e.g., table of contents, index, glossary, graphics)
  • Select sources that are most useful for finding required information (e.g., dictionary for word definition, encyclopedia for basic overview on a topic, atlas for finding landmarks, etc.)
  • Identify key words to find information on a topic and its related subtopics
Standard 3:  Locate and Access Information
  • Use the OPAC and navigate the library to find a book using call number
  • Independently interpret information from maps and charts
Standard 4:  Use Information
  • Practice taking notes using various methods
  • Using teacher provided organizers, organize notes into an appropriate order for creating a final product
  • Understand what it means to plagiarize
  • With assistance, find the information that is needed to create a bibliographic entry for books, encyclopedias, and online databases (author name, title, copyright date, publisher) and record in print
Standard 5:  Synthesize Information
  • From a teacher provided list, select an appropriate format/product to effectively present information (e.g., poster, blog, web page, etc.) to a predetermined audience

Standard 6:  Participate in Collaborative Activities
  • (Note:  standards 6.7 through 6.13 are being practiced)
Standard 7:  Evaluate the Process and Product
  • Use a rubric or checklist to evaluate work
Standard 8:  Appreciate Literature
  • Recognize various genres of literature