Use this sort from the Night Owl's Nest to assess student's understanding of what resource is needed when looking for information. Students are asked to choose between using an almanac, atlas, dictionary, and an encyclopedia. There are two versions so you can customize the depth of knowledge you expect from your students. The shorter version is a great resource for students needing extra support for intervention purposes.
This activity can be done independently, in centers, with a partner, in a small group, or whole class. It's a great TEST PREP resource!