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Using Keywords (K-2)

Which keywords will give you the best search results?

Students understand that keyword searching is an effective way to locate information on the Internet. They learn how to select keywords to produce the best search results. First, students learn to identify their research goals and choose the best keywords to achieve those goals. Then they apply their knowledge by using their keywords in a search. Students examine their search results and observe how a good choice of keywords can get them the information they want.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • understand the function of keywords and keyword searches.
  • learn a step-by-step procedure for selecting suitable keywords.
  • apply their chosen keywords to find the information they are looking for on the Internet.

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade K: RL.1, RL.4, RL.10, RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4, W.2, W.5, W.7, W.8, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.2, SL.3, SL.5, SL.6, L.6

Grade 1: RL.1, RL.4, RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.5, W.7, W.8, L6

Grade 2: RL.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.2, W.7, W.8, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.3, SL.6, L6

ISTE Standards:

1a, 1d, 2b, 3a-d, 6a


2e, 4a, 4b, 4d, 5a-e 

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