Teachers at most grade levels require research reports and/or projects
periodically throughout the year. Classroom and Library Media Teachers often
teach "The Big Six" when assigning a research project or paper. The
components of "The Big Six" are:
1. Task Definition - Define the information problem; identify the
information needed in order to complete the task.
2. Information Seeking Strategies - Determine the range of possible
sources (brainstorm); evaluate the different possible sources to determine
3. Location and Access - Locate sources; find information within
4. Use of Information - Engage (read, hear, view, touch) the
information in a source; extract relevant information from a source.
5. Synthesis - Organize information from multiple sources; present the
6. Evaluation - Judge the product (effectiveness); judge the
information problem-solving process (efficiency).
For a closer look at "The Big 6" and how it can work for you, click on the
"Reference Links" icon on the Wildwood Libary Homepage, and then click
on "The Big 6".
Useful links for Wildwood Elementary School research projects will be found
by clicking on the "Reference Links" icon on the Wildwood Library
homepage, or on the "Library Research Links" icons for Grades 2, 3, 4,
or 5 on the homepage.