NAME ____________________________________        Date _____________________________

Student Knowledge Notebook                                    

Evaluation of Information: Finding RELIABLE Articles

Reliable:  That can be relied upon: dependable, trustworthy, something in which you have confidence

  How to evaluate for reliable sources

1.   Check who published the information.   What are their credentials? How do you know?

Expert who works in the field; scholar

Lay person who has done research

Amateur or  student  

No credentials given

Other

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2.   Does the information source contain all of the relevant facts? ______________________

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3.   Does the information source have references where you can find more information?

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4.   Does the information source support opinions with facts?___________________________

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5.   What is the date of the publication? _________________________________________________

What resources are most reliable? ____________________________________________________________

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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

TOPIC: _____________________________________________________________________________

Question:  _______________________________________________________________________

       What do I know? _________________________________________________________________

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       What do I want to know? __________________________________________________________

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Search: Where (resources) and how (strategies) will I look? Resources are in RedStrategies are in Blue.

  Remember DEAR   : Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, other Reference books ( Bartlett's                                                   Quotations and  Webster's Biographical Dictionary ).

   Remember   PROBE

   Online: EBSCO:  Periodical Database,   Kids World Almanac, Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus

   Online: Chalkboard

   Online Websites:    

                         1.    

                          2.

                          3.  

                          4.

Resources  I will use:

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

SMLKA: Begin search by checking  Spellings 

                                                             and  Meanings;

                                                             Use  Last names first (e.g. Franklin, Benjamin) if you look up a person;

                                                             Decide on Keywords;

                                                             Do it Again if you don't succeed the first time, then Ask for help.

  PROBE:                                       Dig deeper with Periodicals; 

                                                                 Read for inferences

Examples include looking at the tables of contents, chapter headings and in the index, noting the size and placement of article section headings; checking meanings for words you don't know, reading introductions or finding out how a new (to you) reference book is organized (yes, it is worth the time it takes) .  

                                                                and scour Online resources,

                                                                use Boolean search operators 

                                                                and use information Evaluation techniques. 

Search: Keywords I will use:   

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PRODUCE: What am I going to do with my information? ___________________________________

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1. Cite Sources    2.  Take Notes     3.  Rough draft      4.  Final Product 

1.       Citing Sources: Titles of relevant information:                                

Trade Books

Author                       Title                                                                  Publisher       Date     Page

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Reference Books

Title                                                                                                  Publisher       Date      Page

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5_____________________________________________________________________________________

6_____________________________________________________________________________________

Online Sources

Producer                 Title                                                                  Address                   Date Cited       

7______________________________________________________________________________________

8______________________________________________________________________________________

9______________________________________________________________________________________

2.    Taking notes: Read the materials and take notes about what they say.

                Notes: Facts, opinions, and theories ______________________________________________

    

            

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3.     Drawing Conclusions: After reading and taking notes, what conclusions can you draw about whether dinosaurs are birds or reptiles or something else altogether?              Use the information from your articles in your writing to support.  Since this is a personal conclusion be sure to include what you think. (No final product required.)

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  EVALUATION : See Rubric Below

How did I do: _______________________________________________________________________

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REFLECTION

The next time I have an assignment like this I will:

(What will you do differently? What will you do the same way?)

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Evaluation Rubric

0

1

2

3

4

Cited and evaluated Sites

No cites

Listed 3 or fewer cites

Listed 3 or fewer cites with evaluations

Listed 4 or more sites 

Listed 4 or more sites with dates and evaluations

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

2 or more keywords

and

2 ways 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

Neither topic sentence or concluding sentence

Missing topic sentence, or concluding sentence

Topic & concluding sentences are both there

some detail

Topic & concluding sentences with strong supporting detail.

 

 

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