Ask students to define strategy. Define strategy together. Students generate ideas for finding books in the library. Write these down on whiteboard.
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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.
The Library Catalog for 4th and 5th Graders How to search the school library catalog & find books!
What are you looking for? Type this into the search bar and click search
You can also do a subject search. Click the button by the word "subject". Type your subject into the search bar. Click on "Search".
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.
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"