Reference Tools Vocabulary Challenge

This Reference Tools Vocabulary Challenge lesson plan also includes:

Students love the opportunity of going to the library to jump into that one comfy chair in the whole room with a book, or be a lucky one to get to the computers before anyone else. But knowing how to locate books and other reference materials using the Dewey Decimal System in a library is a crucial skill learners can carry with them all year long.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Copy, cut, and laminate a few spinners and a few memory game pieces to have ready in a basket for multiple use
Classroom Considerations

  • Preparation of memory game and spinner, as well as copies of worksheets, is required for this lesson; consider planning ahead or asking a volunteer for help
  • Can be used in the classroom or in a library, however, the activity works best in the library
  • Printing in black and white will not affect quality
Pros

  • Reinforces basic library skills like finding reference materials
  • Great for use at the beginning of the school year by a librarian to refresh skills
  • Allows movement around the library
Cons

  • None