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Information Literacy
At Columbia, students are learning how to find information and use it to solve problems, answer questions, and share ideas.

3rd-5th grade is learning to use the information problem solving process called The Big6 .
Students learn to identify their task, find resources of information, access this information and use it in an organized way to solve problems and answer questions with these 6 steps:

1. Task Definition
2. Information Seeking Strategies
3. Location and Access
4. Use of Information
5. Synthesis
6. Evaluation

Kindergarten-2nd grade is learning to use the Super3. The Super3 is an information problem solving model for young children based on the Big 6.

1. Plan

What am I supposed to do?
What do I need to get the job done?
What do I want it to look like when I’m done?

2. Do

I must locate the things I will need (books, websites, materials etc.).
I need to ask questions, read, and take notes.
I need to use the information I find to create something.

3. Review

Did I do what I was supposed to do?
Am I proud of what I’ve done?
Is there something else I should do before I say I am done?