Elementary Library Media (K-5)
Engaging with and extracting information.
Select, extract and record information that addresses the information problem, answers guiding questions, and meets evaluation criteria.
Bubble, Bubble, Pop
Ask the students general questions about inventions. Present the book "Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum." Show the students other books about bubble gum. Generate enthusiasm for creating your own inventions. Make bubble gum from scratch using bubble gum making kit.
Notes on Plagiarism (3-5)
What plagiarism looks like and the rules to avoid it. A note taking strategy to prevent coping directly from the text.
Rank and Defend
The teacher will read But I Heard it on the Internet! by Toni Buzzeo to the class. Then, students, working in groups of three, will use the "Gizmo" criteria discussed in the book to evaluate three pre-selected websites. Students will then rank the websites as Good, Better, or Best and write statements to support their ranking choice using vocabulary from the Gizmo.
Social Studies: Quilts
This is the 3rd lesson in a unit where the students learn about a moment in history then create a geometric symbol as a quilt block representing that moment. Students will evaluate, select and extract information and fill in a graphic organizer on their topic. The unit outline is included as an attachment.
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