Big6 Research Skills- These 6 steps are followed in 4th-8th grade.
For more information, please go to the Big6 website:
Big6 website

1. Task Definition


  • Define the problem.
  • Identify the information needed.

2. Information Seeking Strategies
  • Determine all possible sources.
  • Select the best sources.

3. Location & Access
  • Locate sources.
  • Find information within sources.

4. Use of Information
  • Engage (e.g. read, hear, view).
  • Extract relevant information

5. Synthesis
  • Organize information from multiple sources.
  • Present the result.

6. Evaluation
  • Judge the result (effectiveness).
  • Judge the process (efficiency).



The Big3 is used in K-3

Plan, Do, Review