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STAR Search: How Do I Find the Book I Need?
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||30 minutes|
- Published Comments
November 28, 2010
I thought that STAR would be an acronym for this great process, but I didn't see this anywhere, so I made one up to help the students and I remember:
S - Subject Headings in Search Ladder - narrow to broad or broad to narrow
T - Take call number and go to shelf - use section signs and knowledge, shelf/area labels, and spine labels to locate resources.
A - Actively analyze resources - look at table of contents, index, scan text and text features
R - Right Resources for me? - Is this text at a level that I can read and understand? Does it give me information that I need? Do I have a variety of sources (more books, encyclopedias, internet sites)?
Lisa Fink, RWT Staff
March 08, 2010
Thanks for the suggestion to add a template - we did just that!
March 01, 2010
In trying to develop a research curriculum for sour school, I came across this STAR search lesson. It mentions a 'search ladder' to be used to refine a topic and find key words for searching, yet does not give an example or template. Do you have a 'search ladder' format to share?
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