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5th Grade - Use Resources

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Use resources (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, computer) to aid in the writing process. 0501.3.20


Links verified on 9/4/2014


  1. 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? [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.]
  2. 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
  3. Dictionary Skill Lessons - resource lesson A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. 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
  5. Electronic Resources - [designed for grade 4] on-line activity
  6. Electronic Text - [designed for grade 4] on-line activity
  7. Find it on the internet - introduce pupils to the basic ways of searching for information and how to keep safe on the internet
  8. Finding New Ways to Say Something - In this lesson you will: practice your alphabetizing skills, learn about synonyms and pick the right one to finish a sentence, and match words to their entries in a thesaurus.
  9. How to Find Information on the Internet - places to look and strategies to use
  10. How to use a Dictionary - [designed for grade 3] online lesson with a quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. How To Use The Microsoft Word Thesaurus - specific directions on using the Word Thesaurus [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.]
  12. How to Use the Thesaurus in Microsoft Word - six steps from Wiki How
  13. How to Use the Thesaurus in Microsoft Word - five steps from eHow and two tips or warnings
  14. Interactive Plot Creator - Scroll to the middle of the page. Press the buttons for a setting, a character and a conflict, then write using this interactive writing prompt.
  15. Look Up Words in the Thesaurus - tutorial from Microsoft, includes specific instructions for each of the Office applications
  16. Newspapers - [designed for grade 4] a newspaper has many different sections and contains useful information
  17. Newspapers - [designed for grade 4] parts of a newspaper 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. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  19. Research Roadmap - an introduction to research skills from Humboldt State University Library [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.]
  20. Thesaurus in Word - instructions include screen-shot graphics
  21. 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 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.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  22. Using Reference Sources - explanation of sources and links to some online sources [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.]
  23. Using Reference SourcesThis link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  24. Using the Dictionary - [20 multiple-choice questions] a lab to use the dictionary to understand the meanings of words in context [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.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  25. Using the Thesaurus in Office 2003 - There is a quick way to display possible replacement words for a word you are typing. This module explains how to use the Thesaurus more efficiently than you may have been using it. [an Internet4Classrooms tutorial]
  26. Worksheets - print worksheets using the dictionary to complete assignments This link includes something for the teacher to print



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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