New! Present Progressive Tense Quiz
4th - 6th
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about the present progressive tense. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
Present Progressive Tense
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Beginner 1: Picking the Right Search Terms
Encourage effective online searching to aid your learners in their current and future research endeavors. Use the presentation and the detailed notes included here to demonstrate how to formulate a search query. Then, divide your class into small groups to change questions into more effective queries. After pupils have mastered this skill, move on to other related activities. The instructions are quite detailed and might take some time to sift through; however, class members will benefit from improved searching skills as they work on research projects. The video mentioned in the plan is not actually on slide four. It is linked on the first page of the lesson.
Advanced 1: Picking the Right Search Terms
Many people, when searching online, will type in what they are looking for without much thought. But what's the next step, if they don't get the desired results? Careful selection of search terms. Your class can develop a sense for choosing appropriate search terms with the lesson here. The plan goes along with a provided presentation and video. It focuses on the difference between soft and firm terms as well as the deep web. Make sure you have Internet access so that class members have a chance to try out their queries and discover a topic for further research. An advanced lesson, pupils will need some background in search terms before completing these activities.
Advanced 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks
Research was very different in the past. Pupils once had difficulty finding sufficient information, but now they have the opposite problem. Show your class how to pick the best resources out of the millions of sites an online search will bring up. The class will practice using Google Scholar, a great resource for class members with high reading levels. Allow partners to play around with Google Scholar and compare the results to a general Google search. In addition, class members can find other tools to help with research and try out a challenge presented by the teacher. A useful presentation is included as is a supplementary handout on search tools.
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