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Introduction to Reference Materials

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The Incredible Book Eating Boy is an adorable story and a fun match for introducing reference materials in the elementary grades. Second graders easily identify with Henry, the main character in the story, who loved to eat books. Class...
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Reference Tools Vocabulary Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students love the opportunity of going to the library to jump into that one comfy chair in the whole room with a book, or be a lucky one to get to the computers before anyone else. But knowing how to locate books and other reference...
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Vocabulary Power

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Augment your language arts units with a set of vocabulary worksheets. The packet is an excellent support to your vocabulary instruction that covers a variety of skills, including context clues, Greek and Latin roots, reference materials,...
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Reference Materials

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students discuss reasons to use reference materials, identify correct reference material to use for specific information, find answers to specific questions by locating information in encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, almanac, glossary,...
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Reference Materials

For Teachers 3rd
3rd graders will learn how to use four types of reference materials (Atlas, Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus). Each slide includes the purpose for using that specific reference. There are challenge questions included that give mock...
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Meaning Map

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Lead young learners to an understanding of new vocabulary with this series of word maps. The first of these organizers asks children to determine the definition and provide examples and descriptions of each word with the help of...
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Exploring an Atlas

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Teaching kids how to use reference material can be fun! After a brief discussion on the type of information and ways to use an Atlas, learners go on an Atlas scavenger hunt. They break into teams and try to find as many items listed on...
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Reference Materials

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
After a class discussion where kids share how they find answers to their questions, learners explore the world of reference materials such as, an atlas, an almanac, and an encyclopedia. The Internet is also discussed as a way to access...
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Word Reference Materials

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A class discussion on reference materials opens up a lesson on how to use these important resources. They discover that dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses are called word reference resources, and they practice using them. The...
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Spelling: Nouns, Proper Nouns, Reference Materials, Action Verbs

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this spelling unit instructional activity, students explore nouns, proper nouns, reference materials, and action verbs as they study the 72 words listed and complete a variety of activities using the words correctly.
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What's Your Reference

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this reference material worksheet, young scholars choose the correct reference for each question given. Students discover the differences in the materials found in the dictionary, the almanac, the atlas, the newspaper, and the thesaurus.
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Separating Mixtures: How We Concentrate Natural Materials

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
How do miners isolate the substance they're looking for from a big pile of rock? Through an insightful lab, science scholars learn how to use their observation skills to identify physical properties that scientists use to separate...
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Beginning, Middle, and End: Prefix, Suffix, and Root Words

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Explore word parts with this packet of materials. Prefixes, suffixes, and root words are each examined separately with reference materials and exercises.
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Graphic Organizer: Reference Citations

For Students 3rd - 11th Standards
Pupils practice researching sources and logging citation information with this graphic organizer. After posing a general topic, groups of students are asked to devise general questions about that topic, and to research sources that they...
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Quick Reference Card

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A neat and organized formula handout makes the circle go round, doesn't it? Full of higher algebra topics, formulas and rules, graphs and definitions—there is a way to support everyone in Algebra II or Pre-Calculus. 
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Long Vowels, Nouns, Proper Nouns, Reference Materials

For Students 4th - 5th
In these spelling skills and grammar usage worksheets, students complete a series of activities that help them spell and use words with long vowel sounds, nouns, proper nouns, and reference materials.
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Meaning Maker

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Support children with finding meaning in unknown words using this simple graphic organizer. While reading a piece of writing, students identify words they are unfamiliar with, using context clues and reference materials to find and...
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Alphas, Betas and Gammas Oh, My!

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Referring to the periodic table of elements, nuclear physics learners determine the resulting elements of alpha and beta decay. Answers are given in atomic notation, showing the atomic symbol, mass, atomic number, and emission particles....
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, use library reference materials to research an Olympic sport and create a visual display/shadow box to represent it.
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Who's Who?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this library literacy worksheet, students will visit a library and use biographical reference books to match famous people with the correct short description of their life.
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Who Said That?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this reading and writing worksheet, learners investigate how to find a pertinent quotation to include in a school report. Students find a reference book listing famous sayings and quotations and fill out a chart.
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What’s the Good Word? Etymology Project Guidelines

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Who named the shapes, or the days of the week? Should words be removed from the dictionary if they're no longer commonly used? Are there too many words in the English language? Language arts students explore these and additional...
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The Giver: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Cover the vocabulary and thematic concepts from Lois Lowry's The Giver with an extended reference guide. It includes relevant plot elements, discussions on themes and motifs, and any possible issues arising from your class's background...

Revising Our Constitution Using Powerful Words

For Teachers 4th Standards
Word choice is the focus of a lesson designed to boost scholars' writing skills. Participants take a close look at their original work and enhance its readability with the help of a thesaurus.  Practice leads the way for the revision of...

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