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3rd Grade - Reference Sources

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From a given list, identify information that is (or is not) available in a certain reference source (e.g., what information does one find in a thesaurus). SPI 0301.4.4


Links verified on 10/19/2011


  1. 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
  2. Easy as Pie - download a document - a set of cliches to edit using the MS Word Thesaurus - instructions included on the document A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  3. Find it on the internet - introduce pupils to the basic ways of searching for information and how to keep safe on the internet
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. Research Roadmap - an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills from Humboldt State University Library
  7. The Thesaurus - a reference book that lists words and their synonyms - Drag and drop the words to the right thesaurus entry.
  8. Using a Glossary - [10 multiple-choice questions] a lab activity to recognize and use the definitions in a glossary as they relate to a text This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Using the Dictionary - [20 multiple-choice questions] a lab to use the dictionary to understand the meanings of words in context This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Using a Thesaurus - Help your students become familiar with what's in a thesaurus with this worksheet. Page 2 provides some suggested replacements for the underlined words An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. What Information? - A unit plan: give pupils the skills to be able to decide what they are trying to find out, and how they are going to go about it.



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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