Author:
Erica Clay
Subject:
English Language Arts, History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
6, 7, 8
Tags:
  • Citing Sources
  • INFOhio
  • ISearch
  • Ohio
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    ISearch BINGO, Grades 6-8

    Overview

    Objective: Using your school’s local version of ISearch, students will gather and cite information from multiple texts and diverse media and draw on information from multiple print or digital sources.

    Note: If students do not know what a primary source document is and why researchers use them, you may wish to tell them that primary source documents include letters, diaries, journals, interviews, transcripts, speeches, and pamphlets. Researchers and historians use them as first-hand accounts of something that happened at a certain point in time.

      Instructions: Use the ISearch BINGO card and one of the three worksheets to teach students how to use ISearch to find academic sources. Worksheet A introduces students to the ISearch interface. Worksheet B introduces students to the ISearch interface by comparing it with another search tool of your choosing. Worksheet C introduces students to the ISearch interface and requires students to cite sources correctly in an annotated bibliography.

      1. Distribute the ISearch BINGO Worksheet of your choosing (A, B, or C) for Grades 6-8.
      2. Encourage students to read all directions along with you first so you can help them understand.
      3. Demonstrate how to use ISearch to find sources and how to create citations or find citation helpers. See demo instructions.
      4. Pass out the BINGO cards. Explain how to get a BINGO. Tell students that they can choose any of the topics in the box as a search term when looking for that source. They can mix and match. In other words, a student can do a search for civil rights for B1 and suffrage for I6, or the student could do civil rights across the row.

      Modifications

      • Encourage students to work in teams to find the sources.
      • Change the search terms in the BINGO card to relate to those with a current classroom assignment.

      Time Required: Activities in Worksheet A can be completed in 25-45 minutes. Activities in Worksheet B can be completed in 45-65 minutes. Activities in Worksheet C can be completed in 90 minutes.

      Play ISearch BINGO and Answer the Questions in Worksheet A

      Instructions: Use the ISearch BINGO card and worksheet A to teach students how to use ISearch to find academic sources. Worksheet A introduces students to the ISearch interface. Activities in Worksheet A can be completed in 25-45 minutes.

      1. Distribute the ISearch BINGO Worksheet A for Grades 6-8.
      2. Encourage students to read all directions along with you first so you can help them understand.
      3. Demonstrate how to use ISearch to find sources and how to create citations or find citation helpers. See demo instructions.

      Pass out the BINGO cards. Explain how to get a BINGO. Tell students that they can choose any of the topics in the box as a search term when looking for that source. They can mix and match. In other words, a student can do a search for civil rights for B1 and suffrage for I6, or the student could do civil rights across the row.

      Name _____________________________________________________

       

      ISearch BINGO Worksheet for Grades 6-8

      Use ISearch to learn how to search for resources.

      Use ISearch to find the resources identified on the BINGO card. Get a BINGO by finding 5 sources in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) and writing the name of the source (title) as well as one other identifying piece of information such as a date or author. You may get the needed information from the results list in the search.

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Answer the questions below when you have gotten a BINGO.

      1. What was the easiest source type to find using ISearch? What made this easier than finding the other types of sources?

       

      2. What was the most difficult source type to find using ISearch? What would you change to make this simpler?

       

      3. Imagine a student in your grade wanted to use ISearch but wanted an explanation of what it was and how to use it. Write 3-5 sentences about what you would say to the student to help.

       

      4. What are the tabs used for?  Why are they important?  What tab would you add to ISearch and why would you add it?

      Play ISearch BINGO and Answer the Questions in Worksheet B

      Instructions: Use the ISearch BINGO card and worksheet B to teach students how to use ISearch to find academic sources. Worksheet B introduces students to the ISearch interface by comparing it with another search tool of your choosing. Activities in Worksheet B can be completed in 45-65 minutes.

      1. Distribute the ISearch BINGO Worksheet B for Grades 6-8.
      2. Encourage students to read all directions along with you first so you can help them understand.
      3. Demonstrate how to use ISearch to find sources and how to create citations or find citation helpers. See demo instructions.

      Pass out the BINGO cards. Explain how to get a BINGO. Tell students that they can choose any of the topics in the box as a search term when looking for that source. They can mix and match. In other words, a student can do a search for civil rights for B1 and suffrage for I6, or the student could do civil rights across the row.

      Name _____________________________________________________

       

      ISearch BINGO Worksheet for Grades 6-8

      Compare ISearch with another search tool to find academic resources.

       

      1.a. Use ISearch to find the resources identified on the BINGO card. Get a BINGO by finding 5 sources in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) and writing the name of the source (title) as well as one other identifying piece of information such as a date or author. You may get the needed information from the results list in the search.

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      1.b. Use another search tool to find the resources identified on the BINGO card. The sources you choose must be acceptable for academic use. Get a BINGO by finding 5 sources in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) and writing the name of the source (title) as well as one other identifying piece of information such as a date or author. Your teacher will assign the search tool you should use. Write it here: _________________________. If using a search engine like Google, identify the website/portal that is supplying the information as well as a title and author. A date can be used if no author is available. 

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      Title: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________

       

      2. Answer the questions below once you have gotten your BINGOs.

      a)     What was the hardest part about finding the sources using the second search tool you used? Why was this difficult?

       

      b)     What do you think the second search tool needs to make it more effective for academic sources?

       

      c)     Would you use this again when searching for school assignments?  Why or why not?

       

      3. Find a person in your class who used a different search tool than you. Discuss these three questions with each other.

      Play ISearch BINGO and Answer the Questions in Worksheet C

      Instructions: Use the ISearch BINGO card and worksheet C to teach students how to use ISearch to find academic sources. Worksheet C introduces students to the ISearch interface and requires students to cite sources correctly in an annotated bibliography. Activities in Worksheet C can be completed in 90 minutes.

      1. Distribute the ISearch BINGO Worksheet C for Grades 6-8.
      2. Encourage students to read all directions along with you first so you can help them understand.
      3. Demonstrate how to use ISearch to find sources and how to create citations or find citation helpers. See demo instructions.

      Pass out the BINGO cards. Explain how to get a BINGO. Tell students that they can choose any of the topics in the box as a search term when looking for that source. They can mix and match. In other words, a student can do a search for civil rights for B1 and suffrage for I6, or the student could do civil rights across the row.

      Name _____________________________________________________

       

      ISearch BINGO Worksheet for Grades 6-8

      Use ISearch to search for resources and cite them correctly.

       

      Step 1: Create a document called BINGO Annotated Bibliography and put your name on it.  When it is complete you will attach it to this worksheet and turn it in.

       

      Step 2: Make a BINGO using ISearch to find the sources listed in the boxes on the ISearch BINGO Card. Get a BINGO by finding 5 sources in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally). Save the links or email the results to yourself. The purpose of a citation is to give credit to the person with the original idea. Type, copy and paste, or write down the MLA citation information for your sources in your BINGO Annotated Bibliography. Save space after each entry. See below for book citations.

      Write your BINGO path here:        _____                _____                _____                _____                _____

       

      For example, if I found the sources going from upper left to lower right, my BINGO path would look like this:   B1                       I7                          FREE                        G19                       O25     

       

      Book: If you used a book to get your BINGO, fill in the blanks for a-g.

       

      a. Author’s last name ________________________________________________ [,]

       

      b. Author’s first name ________________________________________________ [.]

       

      c. Title of the book ___________________________________________________ [.]

       

      d. City the book was published in ________________________________________ [:]

       

      e. Publisher’s name ___________________________________________________ [,]

       

      f. Year the book was published __________________________________________ [.]

       

      g. Format (Did you find a print book or an eBook?)                  Circle one: Print               Web

       

      Now rewrite your book citation to match your others. Use the punctuation indicated above between the pieces of your citation. When you are finished, your book citation should be in this format:

       

      Authorlastname, Authorfirstname. Title of the Book. City: Publisher Name, Date. Format.

       

      Repeat for all books used to get your BINGO and include in your BINGO Annotated Bibliography.

       

       

      Step 3: Skim your sources, taking note of the most important information. After each citation in your BINGO Annotated Bibliography, in your own words—do NOT copy from the article abstract, write a 1-3 sentence summary of the source’s information. When you cite your source and provide a brief summary, this is called an annotated bibliography.

       

       

      Step 4: Citation Dissection

       

      The following citation is for an encyclopedia article. Underneath it, each piece of the citation has been labeled with a letter. Connect the pieces of the citation listed in the left column to the correct phrase in the right column.

       

      Rupp, Richard E. "President." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2015. Web.

         A.           B.                  C.                           D.                   E.               F.       G.

       

      A.                                                                          Year the encyclopedia article was published

       

      B.                                                                          Title of the encyclopedia article

       

      C.                                                                          Name of the publisher

       

      D.                                                                          Article author’s first name and middle initial        

       

      E.                                                                          Format in which the article that you found appeared.

       

      F.                                                                           Name of the encyclopedia

       

      G.                                                                          Article author’s last name

       

      The following citation is for a magazine article. Underneath it, each piece of the citation has been labeled with a letter. Connect the pieces of the citation listed in the left column to the correct phrase in the right column.

       

      Fairbanks, Eve. "The Too Good To Be True (But Still Pretty Great!) President." New Republic 246.1

              A.          B.                                                 C.                                                        D.             %

                        (2015): 30-39. Academic Search Premier. Web.

                        E.           F.                   G.                                H.

       

       

      A.                                                                                      Name of the magazine

       

      B.                                                                                      Article author’s last name

       

      C.                                                                                      Year the magazine issue was published

       

      D.                                                                                     Title of the magazine article

       

      E.                                                                                      Pages of the magazine on which the article appeared

                                                           

      F.                                                                                      Source or database in which the article appeared

       

      G.                                                                                     Article author’s first name

       

      H.                                                                                     Format in which the article you found appeared

       

      %  Bonus! Can you figure out what this citation piece is? ____________