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4th Grade - Appropriate Source

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Use and discern appropriate reference sources in various formats (e.g., interviews with family and community; encyclopedia, card/electronic catalogs, almanacs, magazines, newspapers). 0401.4.8


Links verified on 10/27/2011


  1. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  2. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
  3. Dictionary Exercises - This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of the dictionary. The 30 exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Determine your level of knowledge and then select an exercise from the lists at the site. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Find it on the internet - introduce pupils to the basic ways of searching for information and how to keep safe on the internet
  5. How to Evaluate Web Resources - a visual guide to evaluating sources on the web
  6. How to Find Information on the Internet - places to look and strategies to use
  7. Looking in books - develop pupils' understanding of how different types of books contain specific information, and of the ways in which information is organized in books, including lists of contents, chapter overviews, advance organizers and indexes
  8. Newspapers - A newspaper has many different sections and contains useful information
  9. Newspapers - parts of a newspaper This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. National Geographic for Kids - safe and fun exploration of the world.
  11. National Geographic for Little Kids - safe and fun exploration of the world.
  12. Practice Using an Encyclopedia as a Source - lesson plan and a practice quiz
  13. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsResearch Begins Here - Finding the right material to support your papers is not hard when you know where to look!
  14. Research Roadmap - an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills from Humboldt State University Library
  15. Using references - lesson plan explaining a variety of reference materials and a practice quiz
  16. Using Reference Sources - study suggestions [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  17. Using Reference Sources - explanation of sources and links to some online sources
  18. Using Reference Sources - a fifteen page document to print and use as a quiz This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  19. Using the Internet as a Source - online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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