The Key to Keywords (3-5)

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The Key to Keywords (3-5)

Which keywords will give you the best search results?

Students learn strategies to increase the accuracy of their keyword searches. They compare the number and kinds of sites obtained and make inferences about the effectiveness of the strategies. Working in pairs, students use the Fetch! Student Handout to answer an assigned question. They use one, two, then multiple keywords, and discover that when it comes to keyword searches, more words are better than one. Using the Doggy Data Student Handout, students then devise their own search strategies to find information, using multiple keywords, synonyms, and alternative words and phrases.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • experiment with different keyword searches and compare their results.
  • refine their searches by using multiple words, synonyms, and alternative words and phrases.
  • draw inferences to explain their search results.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade 3: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.3, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


Grade 4: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


Grade 5: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


ISTE NETS•S:

3b, 3c, 3d

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