The five main reference books (Atlas, Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Thesaurus) can be confusing for students. These reference scenario cards are a great way for students to practice using reference books in real life situations. The cards present a real life situation and then students decide which reference book should be used to find the needed information.
Twelve different scenarios are included on colorful and easy-to-read cards. This lesson works great in small groups and in excellent for 2nd-4th grade. The scenarios also work as exit slips.
You may also be interested in this Reference Books overview PowerPoint presentation which introduces the five main reference books: