4th Grade - Research a Topic
Gather and record information on a research topic from a variety of sources. 0401.4.3
Links verified on 10/27/2011
- An Introduction to Research - research a famous historical person using three sources of information (book, encyclopedia, and Internet); handouts and resources available for printing.
- 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?
- 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.]
- 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 Take Research Notes - tips and techniques from eHow
- Library Media resources - lesson plan explaining a variety of reference materials and a practice quiz
- 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
- Making Note Cards - visual example of how to make a note card
- 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
- 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
- On Taking Notes While Reading - collect, organize, and store information that is relevant to your essay or research project.
- Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
- Reference Sources - Read each question. Choose the best answer by clicking in the circle
- Research Roadmap - an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills from Humboldt State University Library
- Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story
- Using A variety of sources - lesson plan explaining a variety of sources.
- 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 references - lesson plan explaining a variety of reference materials and a practice quiz
- Using the Internet as a Source - online quiz
- Teaching Zack to think (from Alan November) - it is essential that students learn how to validate information.
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