This past week we learned about how to find sources of information. We read about Kites from the book Toys! Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions by Don Wulffson.
We then talked about how to find additional information about kites using databases. We talked about what a database is and why they are a good source of information (organized, fact checked, paid online resources, require a username and password). Students then looked up another invention using INFOhio – K-5 – World Book for Kids and filled out a worksheet – Describe /purpose and History (who/when).
Featured Book – Kites
Printable – Kite Coloring Page
Computer – Kite Making Video
This month we are going to talk about how to find sources of information. This week we will talk about finding books with information about people. We read Neo Leo by Gene Barretta , which is about Inventor – Leonardo da Vinci
Gene Baretta also wrote Now & Ben, about Benjamin Franklin, which is in Journey’s Reading Textbook (2nd grade). We then talked about finding books about any inventor.
- Single Biography ( book is about one person) – Biography Section, organized by the person’s last name
- Collective Biography (book with multiple people, person is listed in the Table of Contents of the book) – Biography section by the author’s last name (find using the catalog – type person’s name in search box – all fields)
- Book about Inventions (Broad Topic) – Subject, then look in the Index of the book.
Featured Books/Bookmark – Inventors
Printable – Inventor Biography Worksheet
Online Game – Checkers with Ben
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Tags: Benjamin Franklin, Biographies, Broad Topic, Collective Biographies, Gene Barretta, Index, Inventions, Inventors, Leonardo da Vinci, Neo Leo, Table of Contents