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Lower School Library: Super 3

What is the Super 3?

The Super 3 is a research model to help lower school students learn researching skills.

Step #1 Plan

Plan – Before you start:

Define the problem and decide what you need to know

Decide where to look for information

Understand what a good end result looks like

  • What is my current task?
  • What are some topics or questions I need to answer?
  • What information will I need?
  • What are all the possible sources to check?
  • What are the best sources of information for this task?

Super 3 Song Words

Here are the words so you can sing along:

(Sung to the tune of B-I-N-G-O)

When I need to do research,

I have three steps to help me.

Plan, Do and Review,

Plan, Do and Review,

Plan, Do and Review,

It’s called the Super3™.

Step #2 Do

Do – As you work, think about:

How to locate the information you need

Determining if notes are accurate and answer the question/problem

  • Where can I find these sources?
  • Where can I find the information in the source?
  • What information do I expect to find in this source?
  • What information from the source is useful?

Super 3 Song

Step #3 Review

Review – As you finish:

Judge the results, did the end product satisfy the requirements

Review the rubric and give yourself a grade

Review what skills you could use again in a different project

  • How will I organize my information?
  • How should I present my information?
  • Did I do what was required?
  • Did I complete each of the steps efficiently?

Let's Sing!