[library-media] Re: library-media digest, Quotation lesson

Laura Hunter lhunter@uen.org
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:55:28 -0600


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FYI - the Utah Educator's Resource Guide also has a quotation for each 
curriculum area.  You can view PDF's of the guide at this address:
http://www.utahitv.org/
Laura Hunter

Becky Hall wrote:

>Quotation Lesson...
>
>  
>
>>I want to introduce my 4th and 5th grades to Quotation books. I go down to
>>the public library and bring about 25 different quotation books back to
>>school. That in itself is an education to see the many different, varied
>>KINDS of quote books. With the 4th graders I use the books only. With the
>>fifth graders I remind them of the books but then tell them about the
>>internet quotation sites.
>>
>>I take the opportunity with this lesson to fine tune their knowledge of
>>Microsoft Word while we are using the quote info. I also work on
>>    
>>
>efficient
>  
>
>>keyword searching on the internet, the use of an index in the books, how
>>to reference web sites and books, how to download an image.
>>
>>With the 4th graders, I show them the varied forms of organization in the
>>quotation books. Most have author and subject indexes. Some have them are
>>in the front, some in the back. We talk about what an interesting quote 
>>is.
>>
>>In their first week we go on the internet and find many varied famous
>>women. They must find at least 3. They enter on an index card :
>>the name
>>birth and death dates
>>reason for notoriety.
>>
>>The next week we use the cards and I either assign a woman or let them
>>pick one. Now they must follow a set of directions using Microsoft Word.
>>They have to put their name in one font, the woman's name in another,
>>    
>>
>bold
>  
>
>>this and put that in parenthesis. It is quite an exercise in following
>>directions.
>>
>>They open a document and write their name, the famous woman's name and
>>find a quote(in the books) so they must copy it accurately! Then they go
>>on to the internet(Google images) and find a picture. They must include
>>the URL for the picture and reduce the URL to about 8pt. I do this so
>>    
>>
>that
>  
>
>>they are reminded once again that they must always include their sources.
>>Below their quote they include the bibliographic info from the book they
>>used. Their final product can be backed with construction paper and makes
>>a fine bulletin board display for March- Women's History Month.
>>
>>
>>Since our 5th graders study Am. history, I have done a similar assignment
>>with the presidents. This time we use the internet almost exclusively,
>>although I introduce the unit with the books once again.(I don't bother
>>    
>>
>to
>  
>
>>get the armloads of library books this time but just use those from our
>>own library.) They are asked to find a thought provoking quotation from
>>one of the presidents. They did not find an image this time but their
>>posters included which # president and the years of presidency. The
>>classroom teachers loved having a ready made bulletin board for which
>>    
>>
>they
>  
>
>>did NO work. I had the 5th graders print theirs in landscape so they had
>>to figure out how to do that little feat. I also had them work on
>>previewing their working before printing. It was a good lesson in
>>reviewing a lot of little aspects of Word.
>>
>>I found that both activities gave me the opportunity to teach the
>>usefulness of quotations books while touching on a lot of other
>>    
>>
>beneficial
>  
>
>>skills.
>>
>>
>>I  hope you can make use of this in your library.
>>
>>
>>    
>>
>
>
>Becky Hall
>Library Media Specialist
>Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School
>720 Guardsman Way
>Salt Lake City, UT 84108
>
>
>
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FYI - the Utah Educator's Resource Guide also has a quotation for each
curriculum area.  You can view PDF's of the guide at this address: 
http://www.utahitv.org/
Laura Hunter

Becky Hall wrote:
Quotation Lesson...

  
I want to introduce my 4th and 5th grades to Quotation books. I go down to
the public library and bring about 25 different quotation books back to
school. That in itself is an education to see the many different, varied
KINDS of quote books. With the 4th graders I use the books only. With the
fifth graders I remind them of the books but then tell them about the
internet quotation sites.

I take the opportunity with this lesson to fine tune their knowledge of
Microsoft Word while we are using the quote info. I also work on
    
efficient
  
keyword searching on the internet, the use of an index in the books, how
to reference web sites and books, how to download an image.

With the 4th graders, I show them the varied forms of organization in the
quotation books. Most have author and subject indexes. Some have them are
in the front, some in the back. We talk about what an interesting quote 
is.

In their first week we go on the internet and find many varied famous
women. They must find at least 3. They enter on an index card :
the name
birth and death dates
reason for notoriety.

The next week we use the cards and I either assign a woman or let them
pick one. Now they must follow a set of directions using Microsoft Word.
They have to put their name in one font, the woman's name in another,
    
bold
  
this and put that in parenthesis. It is quite an exercise in following
directions.

They open a document and write their name, the famous woman's name and
find a quote(in the books) so they must copy it accurately! Then they go
on to the internet(Google images) and find a picture. They must include
the URL for the picture and reduce the URL to about 8pt. I do this so
    
that
  
they are reminded once again that they must always include their sources.
Below their quote they include the bibliographic info from the book they
used. Their final product can be backed with construction paper and makes
a fine bulletin board display for March- Women's History Month.


Since our 5th graders study Am. history, I have done a similar assignment
with the presidents. This time we use the internet almost exclusively,
although I introduce the unit with the books once again.(I don't bother
    
to
  
get the armloads of library books this time but just use those from our
own library.) They are asked to find a thought provoking quotation from
one of the presidents. They did not find an image this time but their
posters included which # president and the years of presidency. The
classroom teachers loved having a ready made bulletin board for which
    
they
  
did NO work. I had the 5th graders print theirs in landscape so they had
to figure out how to do that little feat. I also had them work on
previewing their working before printing. It was a good lesson in
reviewing a lot of little aspects of Word.

I found that both activities gave me the opportunity to teach the
usefulness of quotations books while touching on a lot of other
    
beneficial
  
skills.


I  hope you can make use of this in your library.


    


Becky Hall
Library Media Specialist
Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School
720 Guardsman Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108



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