Research Skills Scope & Sequence Six standards to help you and your
favorite librarian teach students essential, age-appropriate
research skills. These standards were created by educators
at seven independent schools in the Greater Boston area.
Think You Can Cite This is a guide to citing sources,
and every Upper School student has a copy in their planner.
Extra copies are available in the library.
NoodleBib Guide for
Teachers When students "share" their
works cited lists with you, you can track their progress
and even give feedback through NoodleBib. Try it, you'll
Web Site Evaluation An interactive tool for students
to determine if the web site they have found using
a search engine (like Google) is a good source for
research. If you show your students how to use this,
they will always have good sources for their research.
Create Engaging Projects
A teacher's effective questioning strategy is the
most important ingredient in making your students
really THINK. Jamie McKenzie shows the way.
Here are good ideas you can use right now to turn
that ordinary report into an alternative research
assignment that will engage your students and help
develop higher-level thinking skills.
Your Students Researching or Reporting?
Carol Gordon's article, "Students as Authentic
Researchers: A New Prescription for the High School
Research Assignment", will help you design research
projects that will engage your students! Rubrics included.