4th Grade - Appropriate Source
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
- 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?
- Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
- 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.
- Find it on the internet - introduce pupils to the basic ways of searching for information and how to keep safe on the internet
- How to Evaluate Web Resources - a visual guide to evaluating sources on the web
- How to Find Information on the Internet - places to look and strategies to use
- 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
- Newspapers - A newspaper has many different sections and contains useful information
- Newspapers - parts of a newspaper
- National Geographic for Kids - safe and fun exploration of the world.
- National Geographic for Little Kids - safe and fun exploration of the world.
- Practice Using an Encyclopedia as a Source - lesson plan and a practice quiz
- Research Begins Here - Finding the right material to support your papers is not hard when you know where to look!
- Research Roadmap - an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills from Humboldt State University Library
- Using references - lesson plan explaining a variety of reference materials and a practice quiz
- 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.]
- Using Reference Sources - explanation of sources and links to some online sources
- Using Reference Sources - a fifteen page document to print and use as a quiz
- Using the Internet as a Source - online quiz
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