Lesson Plan

Online Research Skills

How to research a topic using online sources
Denise C.
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Students will be able to...

Locate information about a research topic using various online search tools.

English Language Arts
Grades 5 – 6
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Selecting Keywords

Activity: Creating

- Brainstorm topics' keywords

- Brainstorm synonym's of keywords

- Spelling

Student Instructions

Write down the research topic. 

Choose words related to the topic. Think of synonyms. 

2 Guided Practice

Demonstrate the use of instaGrok

Student Instructions

Access instaGrok and use their topics' keywords to search for related information

3 Organizing Information

Free to Try

Demonstrate how to access NoodleTools

Student Instructions

Use NoodleTools to create outline of information and take notes

Use NoodleTools to create a bibliography of sources used during research