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Information Literacy and Research Skills:
The Library, the Common Core, and AASL Standards

Curious as to what standards you hit with a research project?  Well, here they are:
By the end of high school, you will:

Exhibit life skills and habits that lead to academic success
·  Examine the details and rubric for an assignment.
·  Schedule time needed to complete by the deadline.
·  Determine how information will be recorded, organized, and documented.

Determine own information needs

CC.11-12.W.7 - Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate.
AASL 1.1.2 - Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.
AASL 1.2.1 - Display initiative and engagement by posing questions beyond the collection of superficial facts.

Locate and access information

AASL 1.2.2 - Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.
CC.11-12.W.8 - Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources (i.e. databases), using advanced searches effectively.

Evaluate and comprehend information found

CC.11-12.W.8 - Assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience.
AASL 1.1.7 - Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.
AASL 2.4.1 - Determine how to act on information (accept, reject, modify).

Interpret and organize information

AASL 1.2.5 - Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success.
AASL 2.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.
AASL 2.1.1 - apply critical-thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.
AASL 2.1.3 - Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge
AASL 1.3.3 - Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information.
CC.11-12.W.9 - Draw evidence form literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CC.11-12.W.8 - Integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
CC.11-12.W.7 - Synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Communicate information

CC.11-12.W.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CC.11-12.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
CC.11-12.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
AASL 2.1.6 - Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.
CC.11-12.SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

Evaluate own work

          AASL 2.4.2 Reflect on systematic process, and assess for completeness of investigation.

Complete Descriptions for Common Core Standards: CC.11-12.W.7 – W.8

CC.11-12.W.7: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CC.11-12.W.8: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

AASL stands for the American Association of School Librarians
(compiled by Jennifer Jourdain)


The AASL Relation to The Big 6 Skills (MSLA Pre-K - Grade 12 Information Literacy Skills Standards)

1. Task Definition (1. Define an Information Task):
AASL 1.1.3 - Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.
AASL 1.1.2 - Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.

2. Information Seeking Strategies (2. Develop Information Seeking Strategies):
AASL 1.2.1 - Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts.
AASL 1.2.2 - Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.

3. Location and Access (3. Locate and Access Information):
AASL 1.1.4 - Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
AASL 1.1.5 - Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of authority, currency, coverage, and objectivity and social and cultural context.
AASL 1.1.7 - Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.
AASL 2.4.1 - Determine how to act on information (accept, reject, modify).

4. Use of Information (4. Use Information):
AASL 2.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information (print and online graphic organizers).
AASL 1.2.5 - Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success.
AASL 1.3.3 - Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information.

5. Synthesis (5. Synthesize Information):
AASL 2.1.2 - Organize knowledge so that it is useful (quality note-taking: paraphrase, summarize, quotations).
AASL 2.1.6 - Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

6. Evaluation (7. Evaluate the Process and the Product):
AASL 2.4.2 - Reflect on systematic process, and assess for completeness of investigation.

 

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