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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Twenty-First Century Informational Literacy: Integrating Research Techniques and Technology
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Seven 60-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Comic Life Software or other software used to create comics
- LCD projector
- Computers with Internet access
- USB drives or other storage devices, like CD-ROMs
- Sticky notes or journals
- A variety of graphic novels (both fiction and nonfiction)
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.
- dmoz-Open Directory Project: Kids and Teens
- KidsClick! Web Search
- KidsClick! Search Tools
- Ask Kids
- If you do not have classroom computers with Internet access, reserve time in your school’s computer lab for Sessions 2 through 7. Bookmark the Websites and Student Interactives listed in the Resources section. Alternately, you can use ShareTabs to create one URL of all the Websites and Students Interactives listed in the Resources section.
- Explore and familiarize yourself with the Comic Life Software or other software used to create comics.
- Prepare one photocopy per student of the Research Report: Informational Graphic Novel Rubric
and Research Report: Self-Evaluation of Graphic Novel printouts.