NAME ____________________________________        Date _____________________________
 Student Knowledge Notebook                                    
Evaluation of Information: Finding RELEVANT  Resources
 RELEVANT: Related to your current question or need.  Pertinent.

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QUESTION
SEARCH
PRODUCE
EVALUATE
REFLECT
Question:   ___________________________________________ ?

What search strategies will I use? Think SMILKA 

Search: Where will I look? THINK  DEARhearT and EBSCO,  Kids World Almanac, Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus
Resources I will  use:
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Search: Keywords I will use:   
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PRODUCE   1. Cite Sources    2.  Take Notes     3.  Rough draft      4.  Final Product 
1.       Citing Sources: Titles of relevant articles:                                   Date of article:
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2.    Taking notes: Read the articles and take notes about what they say.
                Notes are about facts (what can be proved), opinions (what someone believes or thinks) and theories. Theories 
                are halfway between facts and opinions (some proof exists to make us think the theory is true, but not    
                enough).            
 
                                          
 

 

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Supporting detail from an article
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Supporting detail from an article
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Supporting detail from an article
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3.     Drawing Conclusions: After reading and taking notes, what conclusions can you      draw?  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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Evaluating and Reflecting
What resources were helpful? _______________________________________________________
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What were the best key words?______________________________________________________
Evaluate: Relevant
Resource 1 Resource 2 Resource 3
Did the resource help me solve my problem? . . .
HOW did the resource help me solve my problem? . . .

Evaluation Rubric
1
2
3
Cited Sites
Listed no sources but used them.
Listed 2 sources
Listed 4 sources
Completed Notes
No notes but evidence of reading articles
Listed
Notes listed & organized by cause
Listed keywords used and ways to improve
Blank but evidence of work.
 
One keyword
No improvement stated
2 or more keywords or 1 way to improve
Drew Conclusions
No conclusions or conclusions not supported by articles
Conclusions supported by articles no personal statements
Personal conclusion with reasons and supporting detail from articles
Wrote paragraph
No topic sentence or concluding sentence
Topic sentence, or concluding sentence and some supporting detail
Topic & concluding sentences strong supporting detail.
REFLECTION
The next time I have an assignment like this I will:
(What will I do differently? What will I do the same way?)
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by Carol J. Fox, 2002

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