Author:
Denette Mottayaw
Subject:
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School
Grade:
4, 5, 6
Tags:
ISearch, ISearch Library Catalog, isearch
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Language:
English

Education Standards

Introduction to ISearch for Finding Library Books #1

Overview

This lesson will help students use ISearch as a library catalog. This is the first lesson of three lessons. In this lesson the teacher will mostly be demonstrating on a screen. Students may need devices to try a search if time allows. 

Elementary ISearch Lesson #1 Introduction to the Searching for Library Books

Materials needed:

Computer or laptop attached to a larger screen for demonstration

Lesson:
Show students how to get to the ISearch catalog from INFOhio.
Once there, have the students type “dogs” into the search box.
?Ask them how many results they get?
Show them that the call # is in red.
What is a call #? It tells us where to find the book or where the book lives.
Point out what FIC call #s look like. (Funny point: there are no numbers in these call #s)
Point out what an Easy Reader call # looks like. (Explain why these are Easy Readers or where
they are located.)
Point out what nonfiction call #s look like. Do they know where nonfiction books are?
Do they know the difference between fiction and nonfiction?
Also show students that they need to pay attention to the AVAILABILITY. If it says “0”, there are
none on the shelf at this time.
It’s time for the students to practice:
Have students type in their favorite subject or a book title. Have them practice writing down
the whole call # including the letters.
You can also have them write down the title of the book if you need to fill time.

Ohio Standards:

CC.6.R.I.10 Range of Reading and Level Of Text complexity: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

CC.6.R.L.10 Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Learning Target: Students will be able to use the school library catalog to find books to read for pleasure and for completing their A.R. goal.