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  • Ask students to define strategy. Define strategy together.    Students generate ideas for finding books in the library. Write these down on whiteboard.
  • or start screencast here
  • Explain this searches everywhere in the catalog. Say I am looking for books about dogs. If I search for dogs anywhere, my search results will include books that are about dogs, but also books by the author Mr. Dog which might not be what I am looking for. Define search results.
  • Demonstrate searching for this title online. Demonstrate clicking on details. Scroll over and explain all information that answers the questions on this slide.
  • I am lost and confused in the library. Can you tell me how to find books about dogs? Ask students to show me how to do a subject search. Students give verbal directions. Prompts are: what do I write here? (search bar). Which button do I press? Do I press title? Do I press author? Now what do I do? For now, any results retrieved through a subject search for dogs are fine.
  • Give directions regarding completing worksheet. Call students by name to move to computer workstation. Have these workstations numbered, or labeled with team name.   Students move to computers as I call out names.    (how many students to a computer?)   Worksheets at each station (do not pass out). Students work individually or in small groups to complete worksheet (if three students to a computer, assign “keyboard expert” by pulling names randomly from a hat. Explain the next library lesson, these students will not be in the running for computer use so that everyone gets a turn.   Contingincy is booktalks and report back on student predictions.
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    • 1. The Library Catalog for 4th and 5th Graders How to search the school library catalog & find books!
    • 2.                      Class Agenda
        • Watch presentation
        • Check out a screencast or demonstration on how to use the school library catalog to locate (find the  the address) of the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid 
        •   Help me find books about dogs using the library catalog
        • Use the school library catalog to locate (find the address) of three books on an assigned subject
      • New vocabulary:
      • Library catalog
      • Agenda
      • Assigned Subject
      • Locate
    • 3. Next Week's Class Agenda:
        • Use the school library catalog to locate (find the address) of a book
        • Use the school library catalog to locate (find the address) of three books on an assigned subject
        • Learn about how the library is organized
        •   Find your books on the shelf
    • 4. The Challenge
      • You need to find books about dogs for your report on your favorite animal. 
      • What do you do?
      •                                           What are some strategies for 
      •                                          finding books in the school
      •                                              library?                                                                 
      •                                                                                                                                                                                             New   Vocabulary                                                                                                Strategy              
    • 5. New Vocabulary and Phrases
        • Search bar
        • Subject
        • Subject Search
        • Title
        • Title Search
        • Author
        • Author Search
    • 6. What are you looking for? Type this into the search bar and click search
    • 7. You can also do a subject search. Click the button by the word "subject".  Type your subject into the search bar. Click on "Search".
    • 8. You can also search for a title. Click the button by the word "title".  Type the name of your book into the search bar. Click on "Search". We'll look for Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
    • 9. You can also search for a particular author. Click on the author button. Then type the name of the author into the search bar. Be sure to put the last name first. For example, if I want to search for books by Suzanne Collins, I need to write in the search bar, "Collins, Suzanne"
    • 10.            Se     Searching, searching ...
      • We're going to search for a book in the catalog. Let's search for  Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
      • When we find the book in the catalog, we'll click on the "details" button. 
      • Here, we'll answer the questions,
        • How many copies of this book are there?
        • Is this book available, or on loan 
      •              to another student? 
        • What is the address
      •              (call number) of the book? 
        •   Where is it in the library?"
    • 11. Help! I need books about dogs
      • You are researching dogs for your report. For your assignment, you have to look at three sources.
      • Using a subject search, write down the titles of three books about dogs
      • 1.
      • 2.
      • 3.
    • 12. Now it's your turn to find books in the catalog!
    • 13. References
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      • Thanks to Flickr users:
      • foxypar4
      • jpctalbot
      • E3000
      • law_keven
      • KM Photography
      • mark_watson
      • turtlemom4bacon
      • for making their photos available on Creative Commons!