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References power point for 3rd grade

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References power point for 3rd grade

  1. 1. Reference Books Research Materials
  2. 2. What is a Reference Book? <ul><li>Definition of a Reference Book: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a book containing useful facts or specially organized information, as an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, yearbook, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reference book. (n.d.).  Dictionary.com Unabridged . Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website:  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/reference book </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Examples of Reference Books: <ul><li>Encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary/thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Atlas </li></ul><ul><li>Almanac </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is an Encyclopedia? <ul><li>A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged alphabetically. </li></ul><ul><li>encyclopedia. (n.d.).  The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition . Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/encyclopedia </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a Dictionary? <ul><li>A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words, with information given for each word, usually including meaning and pronunciation. </li></ul><ul><li>dictionary. (n.d.).  The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition . Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dictionary </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is a Thesaurus? <ul><li>A book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms. </li></ul><ul><li>thesaurus. (n.d.).  The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition . Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/thesaurus </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is an Atlas? <ul><li>A book or bound collection of maps. </li></ul><ul><li>atlas. (n.d.).  The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition . Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/atlas </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is an Almanac? <ul><li>an annual publication containing a calendar for the coming year, the times of such events as anniversaries, sunrises and sunsets, phases of the moon and tides. </li></ul><ul><li>a publication containing future positions of celestial objects, star magnitudes, and culmination dates of constellations. </li></ul><ul><li>an annual reference book of useful and interesting facts relating to countries of the world, sports and entertainment. </li></ul><ul><li>almanac. (n.d.).  Dictionary.com Unabridged . Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website:  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/almanac </li></ul>
  9. 9. Group Activity <ul><li>Quick research activity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use assigned resources to locate information on a specific topic, word or subject. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each group will be given a reference book to share and a worksheet (per group) to write down information (10 mins) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One person from each group will present his or her group’s research </li></ul></ul>

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