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Monkeyin' with Reference Book Bundle

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PRESENTATION: A Smart Notebook presentation of ten pages introducing the dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, and atlas as reference books. The pages focus on the purpose of each book, what type of information that each book provides, and sample pages of the different books. The last slide is a drop and drag activity requiring kids to read six different task cards and identify which reference book would best be referenced.

WHICH ONE GROUP ACTIVITY: The group activity consists of five different sets of reference task cards. Each card asks a question and requires students to decipher which of four reference books: dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, or atlas would best complete the task. I have also included an instruction sheet with further explanation.

WHICH ONE INDEPENDENT PRACTICE: A sort activity in which students will cut and paste reference book task cards to a graphic organizer. An excellent follow up to the group activity.

ENCYCLOPEDIA: Three different worksheets pertaining specifically to the encyclopedia. The sheets can be adapted for both print and digital encyclopedias. Wksht #1 allows for students to explore an encyclopedia and record three people, three things, and three places. Wksht #2 wants students to record both an entry word and a notefact. Wksht #3 requires students to read eight questions, circle the keyword, and answer the question.

DICTIONARY: Complete lesson plan that specifically outlines how to teach online dictionaries to young students. The lesson is geared for second graders, but could easily be used for a grade or two higher. There is a guided practice sheet, an independent practice sheet, and a blank sheet. The blank sheet can be adapted with your own words.
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Great for introducing reference materials to my third grade. The pictures were engaging. Not too much information to be overwhelming but enough to start them on the basic information.
On  February 11, 2013The Library Patch answered:
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On  February 4, 2013,  Amanda C. said:
Thanks for this great product! Using it with my 3rd graders in the library for a reference unit.
On  February 11, 2013The Library Patch answered:
You are welcome! I love knowing that my products are being used in libraries all over the United States. How fun is that :)
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On  March 18, 2012Kayla Meikle (TpT Seller) said:
I love this bundle! There's almost nothing out there for references. Thanks for putting this together!
On  March 20, 2012The Library Patch answered:
Your welcome :)
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On  February 24, 2012,  Cynthia T. said:
The introductory reference notebook file was perfect in holding my students' attention and thorough in content. Then, we used my school library's 1974 set of World Book Encyclopedias to complete the "Bananas for Encyclopedias" activity. We completed the first two pages with partners and then the last two pages with table groups. Even though the encyclopedia set we used was old, we were able to complete all questions. The students were completely enthralled in this activity. They were eager to get the next set of two or three encyclopedia volumes in our table rotation to learn about the next topics. I am eager to use the final two activities (Monkeyin' Around with the Dictionary and "Which One" Group and Independent Activity) in this bundle next week with my students. This is just what I was looking for. There is not much out there for this standard, and this budle was just the ticket!
On  February 25, 2012The Library Patch answered:
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop back and review the product! I am thrilled that the activities worked as well for you as they did for my kids. I especially like encyclopedia pages one and two, because they give the kids a chance to just browse the books. Looking at the pictures and sharing what they are learning is half the fun :) Thanks again.
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