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How to use Big 6 or Super 3 for researching.
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2009 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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6 Simple Steps

Step #1   Where do I start?

Step #2   Where can I find the information I need?

Step #3   Find your source.

Step #4   Deciding what information to use.

Step #5   Putting your information together.

Step #6   Reviewing your project.


#1 Where do I start?

1.  What is the assignment?

2.  Make sure to understand what is required of you.

3.  Ask for help if you don't understand.

4.  What information do you need to complete your assignment?

5.  Ask  who, what, where, when and why.




#2 Where can I find the information I need?

Here are some great sources of information:

  • school library
  • encyclopedia
  • dictionaries
  • almanac
  • books
  • atlas
  • public library
  • websites
  • teacher
  • librarian


Evaluating websites



#4 Deciding what information to use.

Here are some simple steps to follow when getting ready to start your research.

  • read
  • take notes
  • ask questions if  you don't understand


Fact Monster 

Note taking worksheet for Grades 2-3 

Writing Help




#5 Putting your information together

You've read up on your subject.  You've taken your notes.  Now what?

  • Make an outline of your report.
  • Write a rough draft.  It's okay to make mistakes, this isn't the final copy.


  • Make a PowerPoint
  • Create a video
  • Make a poster
  • Dress in character.
  • Use props with your presentation.
  • Create a written report.


  • Did I use complete sentences.
  • Did I check my spelling, punctuation and grammar?
  • Is this report in your own words?
  • Did I include a bibliography?  (click here for sample bibliographies)








#6 Reviewing your project

What do I need to do before I turn in my work?

  1. Look over your work to check for any errors.
  2. Ask yourself if you are proud of your completed work.
  3. Go over your assignment and make sure you met all the requirements.
  4. Make sure your name and the title of the project are on your paper.
  5. Is your work neat?
  6. Did I include a bibliography?

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