Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
Media and Communications
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
Middle School, High School
Tags:
  • Lesson Plan
  • Library
  • Media
  • UEN
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
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    How to Use the Card Catalog

    How to Use the Card Catalog

    Overview

    Informational texts in the library. How to use the card catalog to find an informational text.

    Summary

    Informational texts in the library. How to use the card catalog to find an informational text.

    Materials

    Computer projector or computer lab Login to the library card catalog

    Background for Teachers

    The Teacher needs to visit with the librarian to make an appointment to bring students into the library to use the card catalog.

    Student Prior Knowledge

    Students need to know the following: How to access the library card catalog, How books are arranged in the library, and library vocabulary.

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    Students should be able to access the card catalog. Students should be able to find both non-fiction and fiction books by their call numbers

    Instructional Procedures

    1. The librarian will explain how the online card catalog works.
    2. Students will be given a handout with the basic library vocabulary
    3. Students will be given a map of the library.
    4. Students will go online and find a book in each of the Dewey Decimal System subject areas. For example a book in 0-99, 100-299, etc.
    5. Students will go to the stacks and find the book.

     

    Extensions

    Quizlet activity.