Gather information and take notes from print and digital sources
Gather information and take notes from print and digital sources

Gather information and take notes from print and digital sources

I can gather information and take notes from print and digital sources.

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General

in this lesson, students will use web diagrams to gather information and take notes about the topics they are researching. Students will practice using web diagrams with several topics, including penguins.

Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8

Learning objective

Students will be able to gather information and take notes from print and digital sources.

Introduction

Students will think of topics in which they are interested and share them with a partner. Explain the difference between print and digital sources. Students will sort different sources into print and digital sources. To show how to gather information, students will look at an example of a web diagram about types of dinosaurs. Discuss and explain why it is important to take notes and organize information.

Instruction

Students will read an article about King Penguins and use a web diagram to gather information from the article. They will gather information about king penguins' predators, appearance, food, as well as cool facts. Next, they will read determine whether statements about king penguins are true or false.

After that, students will read and take notes about a different type of penguin, the Emperor Penguin. They will also fill out a web diagram about the Emperor penguin. They will also discuss their favorite state and research states they would like to learn more about. They will also fill out a web diagram with information about geography, wildlife, natural resources, as well as fun facts about the state of their choice.

Quiz

Students will answer 4 true/false and 6 multiple-choice questions.

Closing

Students will review the lesson concepts:
- What does it mean to gather information from a source?
- What are some methods of taking notes when doing research?

Students will research and read about desert habitats. They will then write a paragraph summary of the information they gathered.

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