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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

Middle School

see also: Elementary Grades | 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 6
RI-­8 … Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not 2.B
X
RI-­9 … Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person) 2.B
X
W-­7 … Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate. 1.A
X
1.B
X
1.C
X
2.A
X
WHST-­7 … Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-­‐generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. 1.A
X
1.B
X
1.C
X
2.A
X
W-­8, WHST-­8 … Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources. 1.A
X
1.B
X
1.C
X
1.D
X
1.E
X
2.A
X
2.B
X
2.C
X
3.A
X
RH-­7 … Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. 1.C
X
RH-­8 … Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text. 2.C
X
RST-­8 … Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text. 2.B
X
2.C
X
Grade 7
RI-­8 … Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims 2.B
X
RI-­9 … Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts 2.B
X
W-­7 … Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation 1.A
X
1.B
X
1.C
X
2.A
X
WHST-­7 … Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-­‐generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration 1.A
X
1.B
X
1.C
X
2.A
X
W-­8, WHST-­8 … Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. 1.A
X
1.B
X
1.C
X
1.D
X
1.E
X
2.A
X
2.B
X
2.C
X
3.A
X
RH-­7 … Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts 1.C
X
RH-­8 … Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text. 2.C
X
RST-­8 … Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text 2.B
X
2.C
X
Grade 8
RI-­8 … Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced 2.B
X
RI-­9 … Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation 2.B
X
W-­7, WHST-­7 … Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-­‐generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration 1.A
X
1.B
X
1.C
X
2.A
X
W-­8, WST-­8 … Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation 1.A
X
1.B
X
1.C
X
1.D
X
1.E
X
2.A
X
2.B
X
2.C
X
3.A
X
RH-­7 … Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts 1.C
X
RH-­8 … Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text 2.C
X
RST-­8 … Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text 2.B
X
2.C
X

All the digital competencies: Digital Information Fluency Model