RI.3.5

Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

 


VOCABULARY
  • key words
  • electronic menus
  • hyperlinks

  • search tools
  • relevant information

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
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  • Students who are able to use text features and search tools demonstrate an understanding of electronic search engines and know specific rules that help them use search engines efficiently.
  • Students who meet this standard demonstrate they can use key words to focus their search as well as sidebars and hyperlinks to locate information relevant to a given topic.
  • Students who meet this standard are able to both define and explain the use of the following terms: key words, hyperlinks, sidebars, captions, bold print, subheadings, glossary, icons, index, and search engine.
  • Students who are able to use various text features and search tools to locate information relevant to a given topic are able to explain the process they used electronically to locate facts or information.
  • Students who are able to use various text features and search tools can locate and use information from various electronic sources to discuss or write about a given topic.
  • Electronic media have many special text features which, like print text, have particular functions.
  • Locating digital information requires understanding of various electronic search options.
  • Search practices vary in the degree of relevant information they generate.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
  • What text features are unique to electronic media?
  • What search practices are likely to yield relevant information?
  • What academic vocabulary terms must students know and be able to use comfortably in order to conduct electronic information searches efficiently?


LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to RI.2.5 to see skills mastered prior to this.