Information Skills — Grade 8
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The learner will EXPLORE sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes.
Participate in read-aloud, storytelling, booktalking, silent and voluntary reading experiences.
Demonstrate competence and self-motivation as a reader.
Demonstrate appropriate care of resources.
Acknowledge ownership of ideas.
Identify elements of composition.
Identify characteristics of various genres.
Follow acceptable use policy (AUP/IUP) for electronic resources.
Select and use independently, both within and outside the school, a variety of resources (print, non-print, electronic) and formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia).
Recognize that ideas are produced in a variety of formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based).
Identify characteristics and advantages of various media formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based) for a specific task.
Explore primary and secondary sources.
The learner will IDENTIFY and USE criteria for excellence to evaluate information and formats.
Identify published criteria of excellence for resources.
Apply identified criteria to select resources.
Recognize the diversity of ideas and thoughts by exploring a variety of resources (print, non-print, electronic) and formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based).
Develop and articulate personal criteria for selecting resources for information needs and enjoyment.
Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information resources.
Recognize the power of media to influence.
The learner will RELATE ideas and information to life experiences.
Describe personal cultural heritage and environment.
Collect and compare information about diverse cultures, environments, and peoples.
Identify bias and stereotypes.
Relate cultural similarities and differences to personal heritage and environments.
Describe how information and ideas are influenced by prior knowledge, personal experience, and social, cultural, political, economic, and historical events.
The learner will EXPLORE and USE research processes to meet information needs.
Identify information needs and formulate questions about those needs.
Identify potential research process models.
Develop a search strategy which includes the continuous evaluation of the research process and the information gathered.
Follow acceptable use guidelines (AUP/IUP) in accessing information.
Gather information from the most effective resources.
Comply with the Copyright Law (P. L. 94-553).
Organize and use information.
Credit sources of information.
Produce and present findings in various formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia).
Evaluate the product.
The learner will COMMUNICATE reading, listening, and viewing experiences.
Respond to reading, listening, viewing experiences orally, artistically, dramatically, through various formats (e.g., print, multimedia).
Produce media in various formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia) appropriate to audience and purpose.
Describe, support an opinion, and/or persuade an audience using a variety of media formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia).
Collaborate with others, both in person and through technologies, to identify information problems and to design, develop and evaluate information products and solutions.
Credit sources in all print, non-print, and electronic products.
Apply fair use copyright guidelines (Copyright Law, P. L. 94-553) in all projects.