This short unit should get you in and out of the reference section of the library in no time! Students will use the reference books they so frequently mix-up to complete a short report on a country of their choice.
Atlas- Students will use an Atlas to identify their own country and the country they are “visiting” with a flight path.
Encyclopedia- Students will use an encyclopedia to collect information and write a short informational paragraph about their country. (I never pass up an opportunity to practice main idea and detail paragraphs!
Thesaurus- Students will write the name of their country in the center of the camera. They will then choose 3 words to describe their country and use a thesaurus to write an adjoining synonym.
Dictionary- Students will use a dictionary to define 3 new words they came across in their research about their country.
This file comes complete with a research graphic organizer and a publishing file (you have a choice between color or black and white).