Review category making and ordering: Alphabetical order, Numerical order, and Subject order, Type order (Fiction & Nonfiction).
Review retrieval strategies: Spelling, Meaning, Last names, Keywords, Guidewords, Guide numbers, "Between" search, and "Z" search.
Focus on using QueSPER research process for FIRST SEARCH and KNOWLEDGE SEARCH inquiries.
Relate pattern-seeking process to independent inquiry process.
Use QueSPER as a model for creating a personal research/inquiry plan.
Develop relationship between student questions and information to be learned (e.g.: characteristics of order, classes, genus, species of animals; basic questions in biographical study; basic questions in study of a place in the United States.)
Use SMLKA independently.
Use search strategies based on information type, source, location and subject: including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, periodicals, biographies, and other references sources.
Develop deeper knowledge of using a computer to search for recorded information searches (computer catalog, web sites, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases).
Focus on strategies for note taking and source citation.
Develop knowledge of author or illustrator as creator of recorded information.
Develop knowledge of credit due an author of recorded information for his/her work and consequences for ignoring this step.
Focus on strategies for reporting:
Sorting, selecting, synthesizing and good writing practices.
Develop deeper knowledge of using a computer to create recorded information using templates and word processing systems.
Develop deeper knowledge of structure for citation of sources.
Develop student's ability to create self-evaluation and reflection rubrics.
Develop connection between home and school learning.
Develop knowledge of personal independence and responsibility in using the LMC.
Develop knowledge of computer as a tool to help us learn (parts of computer and network, file management, word processing programs, publishing programs, web site investigation, production activities).