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Patterns of Information: Overview


I can look for and make use of structure.

I can look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

I can identify key information and use design thinking to solve real world problems.    

GAME: Elements of Citation

The Core Elements game teaches students to recognize patterns in bibliography, as well as the role patterns play in helping us to make sense of things.  You will need:

Core Elements of a Citation (slideshow) 

Introduces the "core elements" of a citation and where they appear (pattern) in an MLA formatted citation.  It then provides the rules and citation slides for playing the game, as well as post-game discussion questions.

Core Element (cards) COMING SOON!
Print enough cards so that each student has 1 set (1 page) and there are 3 sets in a draw pile.

Post Play Discussion Questions

  • What pattern do you see in how information is presented in a bibliography?
  • How does this pattern help readers in navigating the information?

ACTIVITY: Creating Informational Patterns

Directions: As a group, choose one of the six tasks from these categories. Click on the list of items (above) for you have chosen or request these from your teacher. 

As a group, you will develop a pattern of important information (known as a style) that makes reading and navigating the information more efficient and effective. Create a spreadsheet or document that presents the items pm your list, according to the style you have developed. Share your work with your teacher.

This is the person or group whose creative and intellectual efforts created this work.  It may be an author, an illustrator, a songwriter, a singer, etc.

  • A source is identified by its title. This refers to the EXACT name given to it by its creator.  Think article, webpage title, etc.
  • A source may be contained within a larger publication that also has a title (an article is contained within a magazine, a webpage within a larger site, etc.)

This tells a reader/viewer where you found and where they can find a copy of this source for their own review.  It may be a name of database or an online address (URL).  Sources that you've accessed in print do not have this information listed.  

Library Information and Media Center - Monona Grove High School - Monona, Wisconsin

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