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The New England Region
During the New England Region Unit library students will:
- Define plagiarism
- Define and use three strategies that help avoid plagiarism
- Practice note taking skills
- Practice using notes to build sentences
- Produce a paragraph introducing the New England Region
Links and materials are here.
Plagiarism and Note-taking Sites
Fact Fragment Frenzy Think-aloud
From ReadWriteThink.org: "Fact Fragment Frenzy, included in an extended research skills unit which also employs the Hints about Print interactive, aids students in learning the importance of finding the words in sentences and paragraphs that contain the facts they need for compiling their research. They practice by pulling important words from a text over to a virtual notebook (shown at left). The students then move to putting those notes into their own words, avoiding plagiarism. Having elementary students participate in the fact-finding process early in their school experience promises to enrich further study and enjoyment of nonfiction texts."
Internet Search Strategies
Check this out for tips on how to successfully find what you're looking for on the Internet. It works for databases as well!
Grade 4 will begin using centers in library to reinforce information literacy skills. There will be 6 centers from which to choose .To use the computer centers, students must first checkout a book. Students must rotate through a different center each class so all students get a chance to practice their skills. The names of the centers will be the same while the activities within them will change based on class topics.
Cite a Book
Select a book on a topic being studied in class and create a citation using this form.
Cite a Reference Book
Select a topic in a reference book that you are working on in class and create a citation using this form.
Review "How to" before opening Makey Makey box.
Then check out the apps page!!
Print out and complete the Book Tasting form. Hand it in for extra credit!
Check out a few good books in the library or using the above resources.
Open the document below and tell us:
Would you read it?
Code from AskRI.org
AskRI.org provides widget code at http://www.askri.org/for-librarians/links-logo-vendor-info/world-book-search-widgets/.