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Utah Core Standards - Web Resources

Information Literacy

BIG 6
This is the most widely-known and -used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. Used in thousands of K-12 schools the BIG 6 information problem-solving process is applicable whenever people need and use information.

BIG 6 For Kids
BIG 6 has created an interactive website designed to help students learn and use the Big6 Skills for information problem solving. The site, Big6 Kids, contains helpful hints, templates worksheets, songs, games and fun to help children master essential information problem solving skills.

Literature

Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU)
A volunteer organization of individuals who have a personal or professional interest in children's literature. The organization's purposes are: to encourage the reading, study, and writing of children's literature; to provide a forum for all points of view and levels of experience in children's books; and to gather and share information about children's literature.

The Children's Literature Web Guide
This is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. This is a great gateway to other resources.

Media Literacy

Center for Media Literacy (CML)
This is dedicated to a new vision of literacy for the 21st century: the ability to communicate competently in all media forms, print and electronic, as well as to access, understand, analyze and evaluate the powerful images, words and sounds that make up our contemporary mass media culture.

Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart
Public Broadcasting System (PBS) encourages young people, especially those 9-11 years old, to think critically about media - television, radio, magazines, the Web, advertising, and more.

Media Literacy Project
This is an outreach project of one of the best private schools (6-12) in the world, Albuquerque Academy, and it is supported by the New Mexico State Department of Education, the New Mexico Department of Health, the McCune Foundation and other public and private sources.

Miscellaneous

The Lexile Framework for Reading
This form allows you to search the Lexile Database. The Lexile measure is a number indicating an approximate range of reading difficulty in terms of the semantic difficulty (vocabulary) and syntactic complexity (sentence length).

Virtual Field Trips
Utah Education Network (UEN) has developed three virtual tours to help you with the Library Media Core. These tours are titled "Pioneer, Utah's Free Online Library, Integrating the Internet, and Pioneer's World Book Online".