The Savvy Seven Research Model
developed by Nancy Miller and Connie Champlin
Go beyond a topic or "factfinding" to create a "smart question", one that is essential, elaborating, probing or even irreverent. From this one overarching question, break your search into a few or several "investigative" questions. Identify what you already know and then choose keywords and phrases to use in your search for what you want to learn.
Information Skill Lesson Plan or Unit Template
Developed by Connie Champlin & Nancy Miller
Academic Standard(s) addressed: List the standard(s) addressed in this lesson.
Topic: General topic or theme for this unit
Background (Introduction): This is where you describe the unit, including interdisciplinary connections and the context surrounding it. A general explanation or perhaps an Introduction the teacher may use to initiate the unit.
Goal(s): This is the general overall goal of this unit or lesson.
Specific Learning Objectives: List 2 or 3 specific learning objectives for this unit.
Resources: List resources that would be useful and their locations or access points, inc.URLs
Information Skill Integration: Indicate generally what this unit should address regarding information skills including any pre-requisite skills the students should have before undertaking this lesson. Check the Information skills that are addressed in the left column below.
Assessment: How will you assess student achievement of the standard? How will you assess student information skills (process)? What worked well and what needs improvement about the lesson itself?
Classroom Teacher's Role: What preparatory, implementation and facilitation roles and tasks will the teacher take on for this project?
Teacher-Librarian's Role: What preparatory, implementation and facilitation roles and tasks will the library media specialist take on for this project?
Students' Role: What will the students' roles be in planning and carrying out this project?
Schedule and Activities: This is where you can describe in great detail the events that should occur throughout the unit.
Day 1: Location: Where this activity will take place
Describe the planned activity for this session.
Day 2: Location: Where this activity will take place
Description: Describe the planned activity for this session
Additional Notes:This might be the place to describe alternative resources or strategies that you would like to try the next time a similar project is undertaken or note particular conditions that made this successful or, conversely, troublesome.