Mrs. Muroski’s and Mr. Baird’s 5th graders are conducting research to gain background knowledge to create a feature article about a planetary topic. What do these boxes have to do with research?! Ask your 5th grader about the Big6. Click here to access a pathfinder that I created to support students with the research process for this project.
A pathfinder is a tool used by librarians everywhere to help students navigate their way through the research process and locate the best resources. Information literacy skills are best taught in collaboration with classroom teachers, integrated in to an authentic learning task. Thanks to a flexibly scheduled library for 5th graders this year, I am able to plan with teachers and deliver instruction in a way that best suits the needs of our students. This makes me a happy librarian.
Find out more about the Big6 model by clicking here.