Archive for the ‘Reference’ Category

3rd grade students were introduced to the world of research in Library classes.  They learned about Grolier Online, a database full of nonfiction resources including encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, and links to websites.

We focused our research on the topic of bats for this project.  Students searched through the database to learn important facts and then added them to our poster.

The next research project will give 3rd graders an opportunity to further explore the Grolier Online website.

3rd graders learned about bats in Library classes.

This week, we’ve been reviewing how to use reference materials – specifically the thesaurus.

After listening to the holiday classic, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, students were given the task to rewrite the song!  They used a thesaurus to search for synonyms to specific words in the original song.

Click on the image below to view an example of a new version of this catchy song.  Can you locate the changes?