written for NCEA Level 1 students
Authors : Susan Battye and D. J. Wort
Total of 4 Credits - Internally Assessed
The Sigma Workbook 'AS 1.9 Information Literacy Skills' is a write-on student workbook covering the English skills students need to gain Achieved, Merit, or Excellence in this NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standard. The work covers only Achievement Standard 1.9 'Information Literacy Skills' (AS90853)
This workbook contains a large number of write-on student tasks designed to help students practise the skills necessary to develop a deeper understanding in this area of the New Zealand English curriculum. Students will also find detailed instruction boxes, glossaries and other resources that will develop the ideas, vocabulary and processes needed to gain a high level pass in the internal assessment for this Standard.
The full research process and all associated skills are explored in this workbook. A collection of reading logs, templates, summary sheets, formal approach letters and teacher checkpoints help keep students on task and able to meet deadlines. All research skills are looked at in detail including research conducted on the internet. Students develop techniques that help them cover a large amount of information and identify and summarise the most relevant facts for their topic. A Model Report is included showing exactly where the phrases that gain achievement, merit and excellence passes are located. An abbreviated version of Achievement Standard 1.9 is included in the resource.
Topics Covered by this Resource Include :
- Key Elements of the Research Process - A Flow Diagram
- Research Reading Log
- Choosing a Topic - The Key Moment
- Writing an Inquiry Statement
- Phrasing Key Questions
- Identifying Sources
- 'Tools' vs 'Sources'
- Techniques for Searching the Web
- The Imprint Page
- Parts of a Book
- Evaluating Sources
- Defining Keywords
- Skimming and Scanning
- Note Taking Methods
- Using Magazines
- Arranging an Interview
- An Interview Checklist
- Making a Request for Information
- Logging Your Progress
- Drafting Your Report
- Forming Conclusions
- A Report Writing Template
- A Model Report
Sigma's workbook 'AS 1.9 Information Literacy Skills' is best bought before the standard is taught at school and used throughout this time as a classroom and homework resource. Sigma workbooks are also valuable resources when students have missed school through illness or have transferred from other schools and have missed instruction in a particular achievement standard.
Once completed, 'AS 1.9 Information Literacy Skills' provides a useful set of revision notes at assessment time. It can be kept as a reference book if students intend taking a Year 12 English course.