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5th Grade Student Knowledge Notebook                                    

Evaluation of Information: Finding ACCURATE Articles

Accurate: In exact conformity with fact.  Errorless.   What will you do if you find two sources of information that says two different things--both of which can not be true?  

Check for reliability.   Check for verification. Check for current resources.

QUESTION SEARCH PRODUCE EVALUATE REFLECT
What do I know?  Where will I look? What will I make? How am I doing? What am I learning?
What do I want to know? What strategies will I use? How will I make it? How did I do? What did I learn

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Search: Where will I look? SIRS DISCOVERER, Kids World Almanac, Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus

Resources I will  use:

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What search strategies will I use? Think SMLKA  and  THINK  PROBE

Search: Keywords I will use:   

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PRODUCE   1. Select & Sort   2. Cite Sources    3.  Take Notes     4.  Rough draft      5.  Final Product 

2.       Citing Sources: Titles of  articles:                                          Date of article:

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3.    Taking notes: Read the articles and take notes about what they say.

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4.    Synthesize:  Drawing Conclusions: After reading and taking notes, what conclusions can you draw.

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Evaluating and Reflecting

What resources were helpful? _______________________________________________________

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What were the best key words?______________________________________________________

  EVALUATION : See Rubric Below

How did I do: _______________________________________________________________________

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REFLECTION

What will you do differently next time? What will you do the same way?)

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Evaluation Rubric 0

1

2

3

4

Cited Sites

No cites

Listed less than 8 sources

Listed less than 8 sources with dates

Listed 8 sites

Listed 8 sites with dates

Completed Notes

No notes 1-2 3-4 Notes by category More than 1 note per category

Listed keywords used and ways to improve

Blank

Blank

One keyword

No improvement

2 or more keywords

or

1 way to improve

2 or more keywords

and

1 way to improve

 

Drew Conclusions

No conclusions No conclusions Conclusions not supported by articles Conclusions supported by articles no personal statements Personal conclusion with reasons and supporting detail from articles

Wrote paragraph

List, not paragraph No topic sentence or concluding sentence Topic sentence, or concluding sentence Topic & concluding sentences

some detail

Topic & concluding sentences strong supporting detail.
 

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