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Understanding Library Skills: The Dewey Decimal System
Cyber Dewey? Dewey Made Fun? Do the Dewey Game? After a librarian-led tour of the school library and an explanation of the Dewey Decimal System, class members use the Internet to access MAGNOLIA, a site with resources devoted to library skills and the Dewey Decimal System.
7th Language Arts 11 Views 99 Downloads
Library Skills Review
Middle schoolers review library skills by rotating through teacher-created learning stations covering various topics. They discuss plagiarism, work on Almanac practice as a team, complete practice using indexes, and an abstracts handout with OPAC worksheets.
6th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 145 Downloads
Learning Library Skills during Technology Transitions
Making the transition to a higher-tech school library or computer lab? This plan suggests 5th graders undertake a scavenger hunt and make a PowerPoint to educate younger schoolmates about how to use information resources in an increasingly tech-outiftted facility.
5th Language Arts 7 Views 60 Downloads
Sea Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My, Research Can Be Fun
Students make a book about different animals (made as a team). Students take pictures of animals at the zoo. Students research and write papers about an animal. Students work together to make a book about all of these animals.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Students become familiarized with the layout of the library utilizing a map unit in the classroom. They role play as explorers and their territory is the library within the scenario. Each student relates library skills to classroom lessons to help surface relevance to their studies.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
Research Projects-The Seven Regions of India
Third graders use library skills to research topics assigned to them. synthesize information about India into a oral presentation and written report. They communicate their findings to the class using oral language skills and visual aids.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
We Shall Overcome
Young scholars examine how historical events have helped to shape society, the roles played by singers and protest songs in the movement for civil rights, and the role American citizens played in shaping their society. Students make posters and PowerPoint presentations, create time lines, participate in debates, write a newspaper article, and compose a creative writing in this project.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 42 Downloads
What do George Harrison, Vanilla Ice, and Steven Ambrose all have in common? The Warner Brothers’ films Batman Forever and The Devil’s Advocate? All are guilty of plagiarism. And if you are considering a research project and want to impress on your writers the importance of citing sources, then this resource is a must.
8th - 12th 21st Century Skills 38 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Words 'R' Us
Word relationships, connotation, and denotation are the focus of an activity to teach the use of a thesaurus. Scholars seek out vocabulary words to replace common starter words; they use the new vocabulary words to write three grammatically correct sentences that demonstrate the different connotations of each.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 206 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dealing with Dewey
Fourth graders identify books based on the Dewey Decimal System. In this library skills lesson designed to be used after introducing the Dewey Decimal System, 4th graders play a game collecting books from each category of the Dewey Decimal system while using a digital card catalog to identify the location of each book.
4th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 69 Downloads
The Native American Indian Women Quest
Students research background information on the role of Native American women. They then participate in a four station center which enables the students to view pictures, investigate new vocabulary, and research Native American recipies.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 47 Downloads
Reading An Ancient Egyptian Website
Sixth graders read a web article to find information. In this library skills lesson, 6th graders complete and worksheet on Egypt after reading about it on a website. Students note the differences between websites and other sources.
6th Language Arts 5 Views 41 Downloads
The Year in Review: What We Learned in the Library
Students review and practice many of the skills they have learned in the library throughout the year. They create a Library Handbook for next year's incoming third grade students.They are excited about the project because they love the idea of being authors and illustrators of such a valuable resource for other students.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 14 Views 43 Downloads
Pathfinders: Using Information Resources
Eighth graders gather and use information on a chosen topic for a hypothetical research paper. They use organizational features of printed text, the Internet, and other media to locate information and choose a specific topic.
8th Language Arts 8 Views 41 Downloads
Sea Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My, Research Can Be Fun
Digital pictures from a field trip to the zoo launch a research unit for 3rd through 6th graders. Over 6 weeks, your young researchers develop skills at locating information from various resources -- with keyword searches, in magazines and books.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 90 Downloads
Polar Bear Needs a Home!
Third graders are introduced to the topic of habitat . They create a zoo exhibit fo a polar bear that is being donated to the Albuquerque Zoo. The zoo is not big enough for a brand new cage, so the students choose which of three animals in the arctic section should share an exhibit.
3rd Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Basic Search Methods Using Online Resources
Second graders practice using technology to gather information. In this online research instructional activity, 2nd graders use technology to find information for a research project. Students write a research paper, and give a presentation to the class effectively demonstrating knowledge of the topic, and the resources used to find the information.
2nd 21st Century Skills 4 Views 31 Downloads