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Using Web-Based Bookmarks to Conduct Internet Research

E-mail / Share / Print This Page / Print All Materials (Note: Handouts must be printed separately)

Grades 2 – 3
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 30- to 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Nancy Drew

Tecumseh, Ontario


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology





  • Computers with Internet access and printing capability

  • One computer connected to a data projector

  • The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown (HarperTrophy, 1990)

  • Chart paper and markers (or overhead projector and blank transparencies)

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1. Familiarize yourself with The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. You may wish to be able to have all students view this book at once during the lesson. To do so, you can either make an overhead of each page or scan each page into a PowerPoint presentation.

2. Choose a Web-based bookmarking service, such as iKeepBookmarks.com. You will need to register for the site by entering your name and e-mail address, but registration is free. Then simply add your chosen bookmarked websites, following the instructions on the site. For this lesson on butterflies, visit http://ikeepbookmarks.com/nancydrew/ and familiarize yourself with the four websites listed. If these sites are not appropriate for your students or you would like to choose a different topic for the lesson, post a selection of sites on your own iKeepBookmarks website to share with students in Session 2.

3. Make a large copy or an overhead of the "Important Points" Graphic Organizer 1.

4. Make one copy of the "Important Points" Graphic Organizer 1 and the Graphic Organizer 2 for each student in your class.

5. Make a large copy or an overhead of the Assessment Rubric. [You may also choose to adapt this rubric or create one on your own using RubiStar.]

6. Before Session 2, make a large copy or overhead of the sample poem you have chosen to use for the class discussion (see Session 1, Step 15 and Session 2, Step 1).

7. Set up a data projector connected to a computer with Internet capabilities for use in Session 2.

8. If you do not have access to a computer lab or enough computers for all students, there is an alternate suggestion provided in Step 11 of Session 2. This option requires you to copy a blank K-W-L Chart for each student and gather a collection of books about butterflies (see the Butterfly Booklist).

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