Digital Information Fluency Model

Common Core State Standards Mapped to Information Fluency


Common Core State Standards mapped to the Information Fluency Model

One way to improve search skills is with lessons built around Common Core State Standards. The standards provide a framework for teaching information fluency in Grades 3 through 12. To help educators in this task, relevant information fluency competencies are mapped to the appropriate standards.

Teaching Information Fluency is a new book by Carl Heine and Dennis O'Connor that illustrates how to incorporate Common Core State Standards in lessons that teach Information Fluency in the context of English, History and Science lessons.

Information Fluency mapped to Common Core (pdf)

Common Core

To be ready for college, workforce training and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas, to conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems, and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and non-print texts in media forms old and new. [Source]

RI-5: Grade 3
RI‐8: Grades 6–10
RI-9: Grades 6–8
W-7 (WHST-7) Grades 6–12
W‐8 (WHST-8) Grades 3–12
RH-7: Grades 6–12
RH-8:Grades 6–12
RST-8: Grades 6–12

Elementary Grades

see also: Middle School | High School

Digital Information Fluency

Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves knowing how digital information is different from print information; having the skills to use specialized tools for finding digital information; and developing the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs.

Relevant Common Core State StandardsDIF
Grade 3
RI-­5 … Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently 1.B

W-­8 … gather relevant information from print and digital sources 1.B
Grades 4 - 5
W-­8 … gather relevant information from print and digital sources 1.B

All the digital competencies: Digital Information Fluency Model