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Choosing a Search Site (3-5)

What features does a good search site have?

Through online observations, students record and compare the features of different search sites. They learn to choose the best site or sites to suit their purposes.

Lesson Objectives

Students work in groups to explore some popular search sites designed for children. Using the checklist found on their Check Out Search Sites Student Handout, they identify and record the features offered by one of the sites, then compare and contrast these with other sites. Students then use the Search Site Features Student Handout to identify the keywords in a search question, search several children’s search sites, and come up with a list of features for a good search site.

Students will be able to ...

  • compare and contrast features of children’s search sites.
  • understand that they can choose the best sites for each of their searches.
  • explain why it is best to utilize multiple sites when doing research.


Alignment with Standards

Common Core:

grade 3: RI.1, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, RF.4a, RF.4b, W.7, W.8, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6

grade 4: RL.9, RL.10, RI.1, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.9, RI.10, RF.4a, W.9b, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.5, L.3a, L.6

grade 5: RL.9, RL.10, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, RF.4a, W.9b, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6, L.6

NETS•S: 3a, 3c

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