Investigate#1-Beginning, Middle, End

Investigate#2- Fiction and Nonfiction Books

Investigate#3- Uses ABC Arrangement of picture books to locate materials.

Investigate#4-Uses materials provided to find answers to questions posted.


Investigate#5-How Picture Books are Organized in the Library

Investigate#6-Recognizing Facts and Forming Opinions

Investigate#7-Using Facts to Answer Questions

Investigate#8-Demonstrates the ability to use the library and check out books

Investigate#9-Recognizes that nonfiction resources in the library are organized by categories and begins to associate the Dewey numbers with areas of interest.

Investigate#10-Recognizes the purpose of the online catalog to locate materials

Investigate#11-Selects and uses appropriate sources with guidance, including picture dictionaries and beginning encyclopedias, to answer questions.

Investigate#12-Interprets information represented in pictures, illustrations and simple charts and verbalizes the main idea.

Investigate#13-Uses ABC arrangement of fiction books to locate materials

Investigate#14-Uses online encyclopedias, magazine databases, and other technology resources with guidance

Investigate#15-Selects and uses appropriate sources with guidance, including dictionaries, periodicals, maps, and globes, to answer questions.

Investigate#16-Uses simple note-taking strategies as demonstrated by librarian/teacher (e.g., copying words or phrases.

Investigate#17-Inquiry Research Log

Investigate#18-Main Idea & Details

Investigate#19-Locates nonfiction material at appropriate reading level.

Investigate#20-Selects and uses multiple appropriate print, nonprint, electronic and human sources (e.g., thesauri, general encyclopedias, and periodical databases) to answer questions.

Investigate#21-Uses at least two sources for research projects.

Investigate#22-Questions text during reading or listening.

Investigate#23-Uses simple notetaking strategies (e.g., graphic organizers).

Investigate#24-Identifies and uses the organizational structures of a nonfiction book (table of contents, index and glossary) to locate information.

Investigate#25-Dewey Decimal System-

Investigate#26-Online Catalog Searching for Library Resources-

Investigate#27-Using a Website to Find Appropriate Information-

Investigate#28-Uses pre-selected primary sources to gather information.

Investigate#29-Uses pre-selected web resources to locate information.

Investigate#30-Selects and uses multiple appropriate print, nonprint, electronic, and human sources (e.g., almanacs, indexes, and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias, and databases) to answer questions.

Investigate#31-Uses skim/scan to locate information that is appropriate to age and ability level.

Investigate#32-Distinguishes between fact and opinion.

Investigate#33-Uses various notetaking strategies (e.g., highlighting, graphic organizers).

Investigate#34-Identifies and uses the organizational structures of a nonfiction book (bibliography and appendix) to locate information.

Investigate#35-Follows a model or template provided to complete inquiry project and follows a timeline.

Investigate#36-Selecting the Right Sources

Investigate#37- Paraphrasing Chart

Investigate#38- Uses prior knowledge and experiences to understand new facts and ideas.

Investigate#39-Interprets information taken from maps, graphs, charts and other visuals.

Investigate#40-Determines important details

Investigate#41-Uses software (e.g., word processing, graphic organizing) to record and organize information.

Investigate#42-Identifies and uses the organizational structures of a nonfiction book (preface, foreword and introduction) to locate information.

Investigate#43-Using Multiple Sources-

Investigate#44-Using Website Navigation Tools

Investigate#45-Evaluation Tool Sheet-

Investigate#46 Note taking by Question-

Investigate#47-Note taking Grid-

Investigate#48-Uses prior knowledge and experiences to understand new facts and ideas

Investigate#49-Interprets information taken from maps, graphs, charts and other visuals

Investigate#50 Determines important details

Investigate#51-Uses software (e.g., word process, graphic organizing) to record and organize information.

Investigate#52-Identifies and uses the organizational structures of a nonfiction book (preface, foreword and introduction) to locate information.

Investigate#53-Online Catalog-

Investigate#54 Making Inferences from Facts-

Investigate#55 Recognizes the organization and use special sections in the library (e.g., reference, graphic novels, paperbacks).

Investigate#56-Follows a complete research plan and stays on a timeline.

Investigate#57-Participates in supervised use of search engines and pre-selected Web resources to access appropriate information for research.

Investigate#58-Evaluates electronic and print information to determine whether it is inaccurate or misleading.

Investigate#59-Summarizes information that answers research questions.

Investigate#60-Differentiates between important and unimportant details.

Investigate#61-Takes notes using one or more of a variety of note taking strategies.

Investigate#62- Relates new information to prior knowledge.

Investigate#63-Uses the categorization of materials within Dewey Areas to locate resources and browse for additional materials.

Investigate#64-Uses technology resources such as online encyclopedias, online databases, and Web subject directories to locate information on assigned topics in the curriculum.

Investigate#65- Uses organizational systems and electronic search strategies (key words, subject heading) to locate appropriate resources.

Investigate#66-Evaluates and paraphrases information that answers research questions.

Investigate# 67 Uses table of contents, index, chapter and section headings, topic sentences, and summary sentences to locate information and select main ideas.

Investigate#68 Uses the structure and navigation tools of a Website to find the most relevant information.

Investigate#69 Note Taking Grid

Investigate#70 Website Evaluation

Investigate#71 Fact Vs. Opinion

Investigate#72 Seeks balanced view by using diverse sources to access to appropriate material.

Investigate#73 Selects information based on authority and point of view.

Investigate#74 Identifies misconceptions and revises ideas as new information is gained.

Investigate#75 Using Different Sources

Investigate#76 The Effects of Different Perspectives on Issues/Topics

Investigate#77 Point of View Influences Interpretation or Information.

Investigate#78 Brainstorms ideas for further information

Investigate#79 Uses search strategies (Boolean operators, synonyms and relational searching) to broaden and narrow searches and locate appropriate resources.

Investigate#80 Uses technology resources such as the online catalog, online encyclopedias, online databases, Web subject directories, and links from valid Web sites to locate primary and secondary information on topics of inquiry.

Investigate#81 Uses a variety of search engines to do advanced searching.

Investigate#82 Seeks and uses many different sources in a variety of formats to obtain balanced and complex information and to fill information needs effectively.

Investigate#83 Adjusts search strategies by comparing information gathered with the problem or question.

Investigate#84 Analyzes maps, pictures, charts, graphs, and other information presented visually to determine main ideas and supporting details.

Investigate#85 Notes on Main Ideas and Supporting Evidence

Investigate#86 Notes on Main Ideas and Supporting Evidence-Example

Investigate#87 Note Taking Grid

Investigate#88 Note Taking to Answer Questions-

Investigate#89 Reflective Note Taking-

Investigate#90 Uses specialized reference materials to find specific and in-depth information.

Investigate#91 Uses text structures to derive relationships among ideas and deeper or more subtle meaning (signal words; patterns such as cause/effect, comparison, sequence; foundational vs. detailed information).

Investigate#92 Evaluates information from a variety of sources for accuracy, appropriateness, validity and comprehensiveness.

Investigate#93 Recognizes statements that can be verified.

Investigate#94 Uses collaborative and independent digital tools to record and organize information.

Investigate#95 Pursues a balanced perspective of fact, opinion, and different points of view.

Investigate#96 Advanced Searching-Review

Investigate#97 Advanced Web Searching

Investigate#98 Recognizes degrees of bias (from slightly slanted point of view to heavily slanted propaganda).

Investigate#99 Recognizes competing interpretations of historical events and issues and the reasons for those differences.

Investigate#100 Evaluates the authority of a source by assessing the credentials and reputation of the author, creator and publisher.

Investigate#101 Evaluates, paraphrases, summarizes, and interprets information that answers research questions and gives an accurate picture of the research topic.

Investigate#102 Recognizes that even accurate facts can be misleading if relevant facts are omitted or if context is not provided.

Investigate#103 Categorizes information; adds new categories as necessary; explores connections among categories.

Investigate#104 Source Comparison

Investigate#105 Using Organizational Features of a Book to Locate Information

Investigate#106 Seeks resources with diverse opinions and points of view and evaluates them carefully, particularly on controversial, historical or culturally based topics.

Investigate#107 Counters the effect of bias on the accuracy and reliability of information by actively pursuing a balanced perspective.

Investigate#108 Independently recognizes gaps in information (based on the complexity of the problem or question).

Investigate#109 Extends search beyond readily available sources to ensure accuracy and comprehensiveness

Investigate#110 Maintains an open attitude about new areas of the subject that were previously unknown or overlooked.

Investigate#111 Investigating Ideas

Investigate#112 Learning Logs for Reflective Note Taking