Below are the objectives that David Loertscher spells out in his book Ban Those Bird Units. I liked the vocabulary he uses.

Explore a Topic
Students will use a variety of strategies to explore a topic in preparation for research.

Sort
Students will sort gathered data for specific purposes.

Classify
Students will classify data gathered for specific purposes.

Make connections
Students will work with information to make connections.

Develop questions
Students will develop effective questions to guide their research.

Develop a plan
Students will analyze the elements of the assignment, develop a plan and implement it.

Evaluate Resources
Students will evaluate resources for usefulness.

Use organizers
Students will use graphic organizers to analyze and synthesize data.

Compare
Students will make comparisons to discover relationships in gathered data.

Pre-reading Strategies
Students will develop pre-reading strategies for non-fiction.

Skim, Scan, Consider
Students will skim and scan resources to discover which information is relevant to their information need.

Actively Read, View, Listen
Students will actively and productively read, view, and listen to a variety of resources to extract information relevant to their need.

Read Pictures
Students will decode information from video, pictures in books, and photographs in newspapers and magazines, to discover implicit and explicit information messages they contain.

Use Primary Sources
Students will collect and analyze primary sources of information.

Evaluate Resources
Students will evaluate resources for usefulness.

Interpret, Infer, Predict
Students will interpret information to develop inferences and make predictions.

Understanding Perspective
Students will analyze information to identify and examine perspective in order to gain understanding.

Cause & Effect
Students will work with information to determine cause and effect relationships.

Note Making
Students will develop note making skills and a variety of strategies for organizing the selected data.

Synthesize
Students will synthesize information to answer their inquiry question and/or create something new.

Explore a Topic
Students will use a variety of strategies to explore a topic in preparation for research.

Develop Questions
Students will develop effective questions to guide their research.

Locate Resources
Students will locate resources relevant to their defined need.

Collaborate
Students will collaborate to enhance their understanding of information.

Select Relevant Data
Students will identify and select relevant data from a variety of non-fiction resources and record the key points.

Make Connections
Students will work with information to make connections.

Legal and Ethical Use of Information and Ideas
Students will understand copyright and use information ethically and legally.

Share and Use
Students will share and use their new knowledge and insight.

Reflect, Transfer and Apply
Students will reflect on their work, and transfer and apply their learning to new situations.

Identify and Investigate Patterns and Trends
Students will identify and investigate patterns and trends related to their inquiries.

Determing Fact
Students will compare information to determine what is fact.




Source:

Loertscher, D. V.; Koechlin, C. and Zwann, S. (2005). Ban those bird units: 15 models for teaching and learning in information-rich and technology-rich environments. Salt Lake City, UT: Hi Willow Research and Publishing.