QueSPER Information Literacy Curriculum
Teaching Goal: Help students develop ability to use a research model
The student will:
Review kindergarten, 1 and 2 grade curriculum.
Use an index, a catalog, guide words, guide letters, guide numbers,
an encyclopedia article, an atlas, an almanac, a web site to find information
Use alphabetical order, numerical order, and subject order, section order (fiction &
nonfiction, Dewey categories) to find information
Use beginning search strategies:
SMILKA (spelling, meaning, index, last names, keywords, do it again, then
ask) to find information
Recognize a research process:
QueSPER: question, search, produce, evaluate, reflect.
Develop relationship between student questions and information to be learned (e.g.: characteristics of types of animals; basic questions in geographical exploration and culture examination; characteristics of types of habitats; fundamentals of living in the United States).
Develop beginning strategies for note taking.
Develop beginning strategies for reporting, reflecting, and self-evaluating.
Develop beginning strategies for citation of sources.
Increase awareness of relationship among home, school, and community
Increase knowledge of personal independence and responsibility in using the LMC.
Develop knowledge of computer as a tool for learning (parts of computer, programs for production, web site investigation, online encyclopedias, and dictionaries).