Overview for Middle School Students

How do you search for information on the World Wide Web? Pretest

What are the Big6 Skills?
Task Definition: Use a graphic organizer to brainstorm your topic. Use an assignment organizer to outline what you need to do before you begin to research.

Information Seeking Strategies

Practice using subject directories.

KidSpace@Internet Public Library
Multnomah County Library Homework Guides

Look at some examples:
Thinking About World Wide Web Pages.

Evaluate some web pages. Use this form.
Location and Access

Try Diagramming a Search Strategy.

Now try some search engines again.


Use of Information

Take notes: Distinguish between quotations, paraphrases, and summaries.

Cite your sources: Use Citation Machine

Practice taking notes: Use this electronic format.

Distinguish between fact and opinion; identify bias.
Read Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behavior: Yes? or No?
and respond to the questions. OR
Read Martin Luther King:& National Myths and respond to the questions.


Use the information you have found to make a web page or a WebQuest.


Use Kathy Schrock's Assessment Rubrics to evaluate your project, whether it's a web page, research paper, or multimedia presentation.

For more examples, see Big6 Matrix: Use the Internet with Big6 Skills to Achieve Standards

Janet Murray
March, 2013