Preparing for Reaserch Checklist
iThink Interactive Research Tutor
Choosing a Topic
Visual Word - this site can help you with ideas and connections about your topic
Blooms Taxonomy Question Starters
Blooms Taxonomy Starters.pdf
Mapping the 5 Ws and H Junior Template 2.doc
Stage 2 Investigating
Designing the Plan
Selecting the Information
Determining the Focus
Have I conferenced with my teacher, teacher-librarian or peers to explain my progress and choice of resources?
Stage 3 Processing
Am I ready to organize my research results?
Have I used sources that are reliable and up to date?
Have I taken notes in my own words that make sense to me (point form, lists, charts)?
Have I kept track of all my sources of information and page numbers?
Have I recorded my own thoughts, ideas and questions?
Does the information relate to my topic?
Am I on the right track?
Can I make connections based on my findings?
Have I been able to form my own opinion about the information?
Do I have evidence to support my main idea or point of view?
Have I made use of graphic organizers to sortmy information?
Have I looked for similarities, differences and connections?
Stage 4 Creating
Am I ready to put my research together?
How can I share my findings?
What format will I use to present my work?
Who is my audience?
Have I proofread my work for spelling, punctuation and grammar?
Have I asked someone else to proofread my work?
Do I have a list of my resources?
Have I met all the project requirements?
What did I do well in the project?
Have I made effective use of information and communication technology?
What could I change next time I do research?
How could I apply what I have learned from my research?
Why was my work important to my learning?
What new topics would I like to explore?