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Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Midnight Visitor. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Learners complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book An Encyclopedia of Animals. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Middle schoolers conduct research on the Civil Rights Movement and participants in order to create an encyclopedia with alphabetical articles about some of the leaders and the ordinary people who made a difference in the movement. The articles for the encyclopedia are written so first-graders are able to read and understand.
Students research World War I. In this library media lesson, students use several resources, including encyclopedias, to find out facts about World War I. Students locate at least two encyclopedia articles and compare the information they find in both resources.
Students practice finding topics within an encyclopedia while reinforcing facts learned in the classroom curriculum. They conduct an encyclopedia scavenger hunt for topics and facts discussed in class and assess skills they need to promote research.
Third graders develop encyclopedia skills to locate information. In this Jan Brett library lesson, 3rd graders research animals in the encyclopedia and complete a worksheet on one animal. Students relate their work to the work of Jan Brett researching settings for her books.
In this encyclopedia usage worksheet, students read an entry about Komodo Dragons, answer 5 related questions, then read an entry about reptiles and answer 5 additional questions.
Second graders demonstrate how to use reference materials. In this library media activity, 2nd graders are introduced to the encyclopedia and are shown how to use the encyclopedia as a reference. Students use encyclopedias to complete a worksheet.
Students examine print encyclopedias to research an assigned topic from the social studies curriculum. They choose the correct volume and find the specific information needed and complete bibliographic information on a worksheet.
In this using an electronic encyclopedia worksheet, students read a paragraph and then examine an entry. Students respond to 5 short answer questions regarding the data.
In these encyclopedia worksheets, students use the 3 sample computer screens with encyclopedia results to answer the 5 questions.
Students investigate the history of the encyclopedias and compare and contrast them with the online version, Wikipedia. In groups, they research the strengths and weaknesses and prepare for a debate about them. Following the debate, students discuss the virtues of each type of research source.
In these Encyclopedia worksheets, students use the sample computer screen to answer the questions about the Encyclopedia article on the screen.
Fourth graders, in groups, practice using the encyclopedia as a reference tool. They research animals today using the encyclopedia. Their job be to find three or more strange but true facts about the animal listed on their card.
In this encyclopedia worksheet, students study the three pictures of the online encyclopedias. Students then answer a series of questions about the last encyclopedia.
First graders visit the library or media center to research sea creatures using encyclopedia. They find two facts and research the Internet to find a picture of the sea creature. They create a class sea creature booklet.
Students use an the online encyclopedia, Britannica, to explore and answer questions about the characteristics of the sun. They use the information they find about the characteristics of the sun to label and identify the zones and parts of the sun on a diagram or create their own diagram of the sun.
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson plan about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility online, practice fact checking, assess their own ability to read actively and skeptically, and write memos that educate others on how to do so. This resource provides vocabulary, assessment options, extensions, and interdisciplinary connections.
Fifth graders explore the encyclopedia and take notes from it in a formatted way. They analyze and compare the encyclopedia to an almanac and begin to take information on their chosen president.
Students create encyclopedias for the American Civil Rights Movement. In this 20th century American history lesson, students research the contributions of lesser and well-known civil rights activists and write encyclopedia entries featuring their findings.