Skill T5.2.2: Use Boolean Logic
Grade Level: Fourth
Objective: Students use Boolean searching in Online Library Catalog, Electronic Reference Source(s), and the WWW to find current and relevant information.
Academic Expectations: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.11, 1.16, 1.10, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.3
Resources: Electronic Encyclopedias, Almanacs, Periodical Indexes, Atlases, Dictionaries, WWW
Using general electronic encyclopedias on the reading level of the students, searching is done by "word" rather than "article" (spiders and insects *Asia not Japan *cats or kittens) Guide them in only scanning for information relevant to what they want to know. Continue to give opportunities to use the Online Library Catalog to find printed sources with useable information as it relates to the research topic..
Recommended Core Content: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Practical Living/Vocational