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4th Grade - Research a Topic

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Gather and record information on a research topic from a variety of sources. 0401.4.3


Links verified on 10/27/2011


  1. An Introduction to Research - research a famous historical person using three sources of information (book, encyclopedia, and Internet); handouts and resources available for printing. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. 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?
  3. 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. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  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 Take Research Notes - tips and techniques from eHow
  6. Library Media resources - lesson plan explaining a variety of reference materials and a practice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  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. Making Note Cards - visual example of how to make a note card
  9. 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
  10. Notetaker from Read/Write/Think - Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. On Taking Notes While Reading - collect, organize, and store information that is relevant to your essay or research project.
  12. Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
  13. Reference Sources - Read each question. Choose the best answer by clicking in the circle
  14. Research Roadmap - an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills from Humboldt State University Library
  15. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  16. Using A variety of sources - lesson plan explaining a variety of sources. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  17. 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.]
  18. Using Reference Sources - explanation of sources and links to some online sources
  19. 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
  20. Using references - lesson plan explaining a variety of reference materials and a practice quiz
  21. Using the Internet as a Source - online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  22. Teaching Zack to think (from Alan November) - it is essential that students learn how to validate information. 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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