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Resource Scavenger Hunt in BCES Media Center Stage 1 Desired Results Content Standard(s): ELA5W3 The student uses

s research and technology to support writing. Understanding (s)/goals Essential Questions Students will understand that: How do we find a resource in a media Organization of the media center is center? important for researching How do we evaluate a resource? A variety of resources have a specific How do we use our knowledge of a purpose media center to answer a series of In order to efficiently utilize any media questions? center the students must use tools as the OPAC *Online Patron Access Catalog, Subject Specific Online databases, and the Internet The students must evaluate the resources for accuracy, currency, objectivity and coverage Student objectives (outcomes): Students will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of the arrangement of the media center Explore sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes. Identify the four different areas of our media center and explain what is found in each. At the end of the lesson the student will be able to successfully locate resources in the media center without assistance, thereby becoming a self-sufficient user of information. Students will learn the value of teamwork to solve information problems. Stage 2 Assessment Evidence Performance Task(s): Group Assessment Your task is to identify the four Each group must complete the entire series of different areas of our media center and questions and answer them correctly. explain what is found in each area. Individual Assessment On a Scavenger Hunt, work Each student will answer multiple choice cooperatively in groups to answer a questions as their exit slip out of the library series of questions using your (see attached multiple choice questions) knowledge of BCES media center. Be able to individually answer summary questions at the end of the activity. Stage 3 Learning Plan Pre-activities Preview Podcast Preview Powerpoint Students should be familiar with the basic layout of the media center and should be familiar with: the reference section, the fiction section, the nonfiction section, biography, and the OPAC or card catalog.

Activities-Resource Scavenger Hunt


Divide the students into groups of three to five students each. The media specialist prepares at least eight sets of seven different questions about resources in the library, and writes them on index cards: find a specific fiction book from the stacks find a specific nonfiction book from the stacks find a specific article in an encyclopedia and write down the number of the page its on and the encyclopedia where you found it find a specific author on the OPAC or in the card catalog and write down whether the library has more fiction or nonfiction books by that author OR look up a specific subject in the OPAC or card catalog and write down the call number and title of one book about the subject write down a headline from todays newspaper look up a specific word in the dictionary and write down its first definition in what Dewey category would I find a book on(the Civil War, poetry, etc.). If you have a computer or computers with Internet access, a question about a specific website can be added. If the students are not familiar with the use of the OPAC or card catalog, use the whiteboard or chalkboard to demonstrate how to look up an author or subject. Hand out the packs of question cards to each group. The entire group works on each question. As a group, the team is responsible for correctly answering each question and bringing the answer to the media specialist when finished with their question card.

Extension (follow up) Activities: When students go to their weekly library class, have a set topic for them to investigate.

Example 1-Science classification. Each student can pull out two pieces of paper at random and look up a plant or animal to classify in the encyclopedias. Example 2-Thanksgiving activity. Have students look up Pilgrims and Native Americans to read about the first Thanksgiving for a play they will write themselves. (Put on the play the day before Thanksgiving!) Example 3-Search for famous inventors. Have students pick two inventors from a basket of names. They have to take notes on the inventors, making sure they have their famous invention(s), the birth & death dates, the country of origin. After they have gathered the info from Encyclopedias and non-fiction books, they write reports of two paragraphs each on each inventor. One paragraph about the inventors life, the other about their invention. Then they create posters about them and present them to the class. Example 4-Reading a biography for a book report on someone famous from the Civil War. The book can be found at school or in the public library. This is a good time to introduce the Dewey Decimal System, showing them the categories and locating which category would include a biography about a famous person. Example 5-Research projects on any given topic. The internet research sites such as Yahooligans, etc. can provide additional places for research and opportunities to print out pictures, maps, etc. for reports. The ed. sites show them how to locate appropriate

categories and how to narrow down the search. World Book Encyclopedia Online is invaluable for this search also. And they also have an incentive for exploring the card catalog to find their assigned topics I give them from each unit. Materials needed: At least eight sets of seven questions to be answered written on index cards Pencils for students to write down the answers. Whiteboard or chalk board to demonstrate OPAC or card catalog. OPAC or card catalog. At least one computer with an Internet connection can be a part of this lesson, but it is not vital. OPAC if media center is automated. Here is an example of the questions to use for groups: 1. Where in the library (Dewey Section) can I find a book about sign language? 2. Find the following book and take to media specialist: 641.5 WAL The Little House Cookbook. 3. Search Rabbit on the OPAC and write down the call number and title of one book from our collection on this subject. 4. Find the following book and take to media specialist: F CUR Bud, Not Buddy. 5. Find an encyclopedia article on Ronald Reagan and write down the page number and the encyclopedia you found it in. 6. Write down one headline from todays The Times. 7. Use the Internet to access this bookmarked web site and write down two web sites where you can find help with your homework: http://www.banks.k12.ga.us/segue/index.php?&site=tthomas&section=382&action=site Resources/Credits; adapted resources Acquaviva, Art 2011. Verona Public Schools Boltz, Robin 2000. LEARN NC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bonneau, Maxine 2002. Curl, Claudette 2003. Gunnisonville Elementary School

Students will answer the questions below individually and turn in as their Exit Slip before leaving the library.