ERIC Resources on Organizational Skills

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ERIC Resources on Organizational Skills


The materials referred to in this column are chosen to help teacher-librarians gain a greater understanding about teaching students organizational skills to assist in their research efforts.

Electronic resources:

* Big6: An Information Problem-Solving Process. http://www.Big6.com/

* Jansen, B. (n.d.). Note-taking with little ones (Grades K-5). http:// www.big6.com/showarticle.php?id=42

* Jansen, B. (1996). Reading for information: The trash-n-treasure method of teaching note-taking (Grades 3-12) http://www.big6.com/showarticle.php?id=45

* Jansen, B. (n.d.). Ideas about note taking and citing sources http:// www.big6.com/showarticle.php?id=78

* Boyle, J. (200]). Enhancing the note-taking skills of students with mild disabilities. Intervention in School and Clinic, 36, 221-224. http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/writing/notetaking.html

* Sedita, J. (1999). LD online: Helping your child with organization and study skills, http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/parenting/seditastudyskills.html

* Information skills resources on the Internet. A list of links from the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). http://www.iasl-slo.org/infoskills.html

* Elliott, C. (2000). Helping students weave their way through the World Wide Web. English Journal, 90 (2), 87-92. Discusses the importance of teaching students how to find and evaluate information on the Internet. http://www.ncte.org/pdfs/subscribers-only/ej/0902nov00/EJ0902Helping.pdf

* Berkin, A. (n.d.). Teacher-made activities: Serious fun with research. "A cross-curricular theme unit with activities and reproducibles to help your students build research skills and handle information." http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/theme/res48.htm

Electronic Discussion Groups:

* Big6: Discussion of Big6 information problem-solving process. To subscribe, address an e-mail message in the following manner: To: listserv@listserv.syr.edu Message: SUB BIG6 firstname lastname Searchable archives: http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Listserv_Archives/ Big6.shtml

* InfoLit_Oz: Discussion of K-12 information literacy issues. To subscribe, address an e-mail message in the following manner: To: InfoLit_Ozrequest@listserv.csu.edu.au Subject: subscribe Web site: http://www.csu.edu.au/research/cstl/versionl/infolit_oz/ infolit.html

Organizations:

* American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611; 1-800-545-2433; e-mail: AASL@ala.org; web site: http://www.ala.org/aasl/index.html

* International Association of School Librarianship (IASL).

Its mission is to provide an international forum for people interested in promoting effective school library programs as viable instruments in the educational process. IASL also provides guidance and advice for the development of school library programs and the school library profession. Suite 300, Box 34069, Seattle, WA 98124-1069; fax: 1-604-9250566; e-mail: iasl@rockland.com; web site: http://www.iasl-slo.org/

The ERIC Database:

Daniel Callison's 2002 article, "Information use models (Part II)," explains a variety of models involving information use and includes key resources for each one. Callison examines information skills, the REACTS model, the Big6 for information problem solving, portfolio of information skills, pathways to knowledge and characteristics of information literacy. Published in School Library Media Activities Monthly, 19 (2), 36-39, 51. EJ659581.

In "The independent investigation method," Virginia Morse and Cindy Nottage present information on a model developed to enable gifted students to grow in their independence as they move through a research assignment. The seven-step process guides elementary students from beginning to end in the research process, including identifying topic, goal-setting, research, organizing, goal evaluation, product and presentation. …

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