Research and Library Skills
- Talk about main element of picture
- Identify main ideas in story
- Visit and be used to library
- Caring for and borrowing books
- Setting out events in time order
- Retelling story in event order
- Sorting objects into groups, labelling
- Understanding table of contents
- Using alphabetical order
- Using cover as guide to contents of book
- Sorting items into categories
- Judging materials/information as to usefulness or appropriateness
- Reading from simple graphs/charts
- Distinguishing between fact and fiction
- Using a dictionary for spelling and meaning of words
- Awareness of sections of library
- Using recorders, projectors
- Recognise purpose of dictionary, encyclopaedia, atlas, telephone directory, street directory
- Selecting main ideas from stories
- Listing of data, classification skills
- Predicting outcomes, consequences
- Organising ideas in time sequence
- Understanding how library can be used for research
- Understanding reference areas of library, organisation
- Alphabetical sequencing to 3rd letter
- Identifying different points of view
- Making comparisons
- Ranking ideas order of importance
- Understanding headings, subheadings in articles
- Writing short summaries of stories, activities, etc
- Presenting simple verbal reports
- Preparing material for talks, debates
- Conducting surveys of opinion
- Preparing for trips, excursions
- Using catalogue index system
- Undertaking personal research
- Able to re-shelve books accurately
- Understanding cross references
- Using skimming, scanning techniques to find information
- Selecting appropriate sections in books for obtaining information
- Use newspapers, media, for information.
- Distinguish between relevant and non-relevant information
- Using key words in note taking
- Summarize information
- Note taking from media as well as written texts, books
- Understand terms -page, title page, publisher, table contents, index, publishing date, appendix,
preface,introduction, bibliography, references
- Choosing appropriate meanings
- Write simple reports on events
- Able to cross reference
- Understand Dewey classification
- Note taking verbal report
- Distinguish between fact, belief and opinion
- Being able to question and interview
- Taking notes of lectures
- Predicting consequences of events
- Predicting future needs and options
This checklist is taken from Chapter 9 Checklists in Getting Started with Hoemschooling Practical Considerations by Beverley Paine, available from Always Learning Books.
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