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5th Grade - Research Tools

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Use current technology as a research and communication tool for personal interest, research, and clarification. 0501.4.3


Links verified on 8/1/2018


  1. 10 Tips For Smarter, More Efficient Internet Searching - a few tricks that some users, and even savvy searchers, may not be aware of
  2. An Introduction to Research - research a famous historical person using three sources of information (book, encyclopedia, and Internet); handouts and resources available for printing. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. 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?
  4. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
  5. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  6. Find it on the Internet - introduce pupils to the basic ways of searching for information and how to keep safe on the internet [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  7. How to Evaluate Web Resources - a visual guide to evaluating sources on the web
  8. How to Search the Internet - Are you unfamiliar with the Internet? If you want to know how to search the Internet, then you have to find the right search engine, type your search as accurately as possible, and browse through the results to find the one you want.
  9. How to Search the Internet Effectively - includes a tip sheet to print
  10. How to Take Research Notes - tips and techniques from eHow
  11. Internet Basics - using search engines
  12. Making Note Cards - visual example of how to make a note card
  13. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsNote-take effectively - things to keep in mind while taking notes.[This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  14. Note-taking - Note-taking is considered by some to be the heart of the research process. There are many ways in which this can be done [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  15. On Taking Notes While Reading - collect, organize, and store information that is relevant to your essay or research project.
  16. Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.[This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  17. Reference Search Quiz - [designed for grade 4] Read each question. Choose the best answer by clicking in the circle. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. 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! [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  19. Research Roadmap - an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills from Humboldt State University Library [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  20. Self Discovery and Peer Introduction - Students will hone research skills while using the World Wide Web, almanacs, Reader's Guide, and other reference books to research topics that center on their birth date and personal interests[This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  21. Student's Internet Research Guide - This research guide is designed to help students explore the ins and outs of conducting effective research on the Web. The guide also provides help with proper citation formatting. Games and quizzes are included and could be printed.
  22. Tips to Effective Internet Searching - simple keys to search the internet more effectively
  23. Tips for Effective Internet Searching - 2 page .pdf document to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  24. Using an Almanac - learn appropriate uses of an almanac and how to find information in it efficiently and effectively A lesson plan can be found at this site
  25. Using Reference Sources - study suggestions [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
  26. Using Reference Sources [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.] This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format



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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