Finding Information


ELAR-Grade-5 Inquiry & Research Finding Information
Students learn to search for information online. First, they use detailed search terms to find relevant information. Then they refine search terms to improve their results. Finally, they complete a graphic organizer to demonstrate their understanding of the information they have gathered.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn to search for information online. First, they use detailed search terms to find relevant information. Then they refine search terms to improve their results. Finally, they complete a graphic organizer to demonstrate their understanding of the information they have gathered.

Students will collaborate in small groups for Scene 3.

Note that in the complementary experience “Generating Inquiry Questions,” students write questions that could serve for formal and informal inquiries based on passages containing information about George Washington. In this experience, “Finding Information,” students conduct research to answer questions about that same subject. Each experience can stand alone, but they are designed to work together.

Objectives

  • Find reliable information.
  • Gather and evaluate information.

Duration

One class period.


We are living in the age of information. The amount of information out there and all the different ways you can access it are almost unbelievable! It’s important for you to understand ways you can find the information you need.

Objectives

  • Find reliable information.
  • Gather and evaluate information.


the word Search under a magnifying glass

Your friend’s birthday is coming and you want to buy a shirt with the name of a band you both like. Your friend’s favorite color is red. How can you find out the price of the shirt, what colors it comes in, and where to buy it?


List all the ways you can think of to find this information about the shirt.

Post your answer

Lead a discussion about the responses. Ask students which method they think would be the most efficient and what makes it efficient.


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