Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
Table of Worksheets.
About the Authors.
About the Contributors.
Overview of the Big6™ Approach.
Introduction: The Need.
The Information Problem.
The Big6 and Other Process Models.
Teaching and Learning the Big6.
The Big6 Process and Skills.
Levels of the Big6.
Information Seeking Strategies.
Location & Access.
Use of Information.
Technology with a Big6 Face.
Technology and the Big6.
Examples of Technology in Big6 Contexts.
The Big6 and the Internet.
Implementing the Big6: Context, Context, Context.
Analyzing Curriculum from a Big6 Perspective.
Planning and Plans for the Individual Teacher.
Planning and Plans for a Subject Area, Grade, or Team.
Plans and Planning on the School Level.
Assesment of Information & Technology Skills.
Effectiveness and Efficiency.
Forms and Context for Assessment.
Ways of Assessing.
Big6 Scoring Guides.
The Big6 in Action.
Big6™ Tips: Task Definition.
Lesson Plan: Title: Common Questions.
Lesson Plan: Title: It's a Problem! Turning Curriculum Objectives into Problems for Students to Solve.
Lesson Plan: Title: What Information Do I Need to Do this Task?.
Lesson Plan: Title: What's the Task?.
Big6™ Tips: Information Strategies—"Determine and Narrow".
Lesson Plan: Title: It's an Armadillo.
Lesson Plan: Title: What Can I Use for this Project? Teaching Students to Select Resources.
Lesson Plan: Title: Which Is Best? Choosing the Resource for Me.
Big6™ Tips: Location & Access—Think Index, Keywords, and Boolean.
Lesson Plan: Title: Beginning, Middle, and End: Using the Alphabet to Introduce the Encyclopedia.
Lesson Plan: Title: The Key to Understanding: Using Keywords and Related Words for Location & Access.
Lesson Plan: Title: Madeline: Fact or Fiction?.
Big6™ Tips: Use of Information—Where the Rubber Meets the Road.
Lesson Plan: Title: Big6 Buddies.
Lesson Plan: Title: Science and the Big6.
Lesson Plan: Title: "Trash-N-Treasure" Approach to Teaching Note-Taking.
Big6™ Tips: Synthesis-Putting It All Together.
Lesson Plan: Title: Celebrate 100th Day.
Lesson Plan: Title: Memorable Summer Moment … What I Did on My Summer Vacation with a New Twist.
Lesson Plan: Title: Presentation Pick: What's the Best Way to Present the Results of My Information Search?.
Lesson Plan: Title: Writing Physical Education Curriculum.
Big6™ Tips: Evaluation—Ensuring Effectiveness and Efficiency.
Lesson Plan: Title: Big6 Assessment Activity: Ask & Answer.
Lesson Plan: Title: Bubbles, Evaluation: What Items Will Make Good Bubble Blowing Devices.
Lesson Plan: Title: Self-Evaluation.
What Did I Learn? (Graphic Evaluation).
Big6™ Number Six—Evaluation.
Tips for Introducing the "Super3" So … What About Working with the Very Youngest.
Working with Young Children: Hints from Other Educators.
Lesson Plan: Title: Curious George and the Super3.
The Pervasive Big6.
Comparison of Information Skills Process Models.