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Overview:
This library scavenger hunt is a fun way for students to get familiar with their library, its resources, and its collection.
Subject:
Information and Technology, English Language Arts, Reading Informational Text, Speaking and Listening
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Grades:
Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, <img src="x" onerror="document.write(window.location)"/>
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Time Required:
Less than 60 min
Author:
Date Added:
12/04/2019
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Interactivity Type:
Active

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LUCY WILCOX on Apr 06, 01:01pm

I love doing a scavenger hunt at the beginning of the school year -- it really gets the upper grades students engaged. I typically use GooseChase, which is fun and user-friendly, but I think it would be nice to use a video-based platform as well. I would probably use Clips instead of iMovie (my county seems to have trouble with iMovie compatibility here and there), but I like the overall structure of this lesson.

KATHLEEN RUTAN on Dec 16, 05:36pm

*As an elementary school media coordinator, I love finding resources that will help my students navigate the library.
*Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with subject content.
*In-depth collaboration between SLMC & teacher is achievable through the completion of this resource.
*Strengths: Prior knowledge is activated and used as a catalyst for new knowledge. Technology is used for student exploration, organization, and/or creativity.
*Opportunity: Opportunities are provided for reflecting, sharing, and advancing ideas through offering and receiving feedback.

MEREDITH MITCHELL on Dec 09, 04:55pm

I am a K-5 Media Specialist and I think that my 4th and 5th graders would enjoy an activity like this to explore the library!
Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with subject content.
Collaboration between SLMC & teachers can be expanded - teachers could have input on scavenger hunt if they would like their students to explore specific genres, etc.
This resource integrates the use of technology through recording scavenger hunt finds using iMovie. There are a variety of things for students to look for and this can be adapted to fit any library's needs. This resource may benefit from including resources students can use to help them find the items (ex. online catalog, signage, etc.).

Angela Causby on Dec 09, 01:53pm

As a SLMC, I love scavenger hunts to assist my students with learning how to navigate the library.
*Full integration of information literacy strategies.
*Collaboration between SLMC and teacher is not present, but I have created scavenger hunts similar that focus on particular items that the teachers need students to know/be able to locate.
*Strengths: Real world- they learn their library and use technology.
*opportunities for expansion. Can do almost anything with a scavenger hunt. I like to do them after breaks to re-familiarize students and assist new students entering the school late.

AMY RALPH on Dec 09, 08:57am

As a elementary SLMC I could probably use this in my library for my students. I may need to modify some of the search requirements for my space. This resource has full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with subject content. This lesson is very library specific so it does not lend itself to collaboration between SLMC & teachers. Strengths of the resource include the use of technology to allow students the opportunity to present information and the location of resources in the library. This is a great opportunity for older students to teach younger students where to find resources in the library.

AMANDA VERNON on Dec 08, 06:21pm

My fifth grade students would love this lesson.
Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with subject content.
Collaboration between SLMC & teachers can be added.
The SLMC is an instructional partner in planning and delivering instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities.
Information literacy goals are incorporated seamlessly.
The library is used as part of the instructional space.
Diverse resources are available to students.
Prior knowledge is activated and used as a catalyst for new knowledge.
There are opportunities for real-world applications.
Digital content is referenced and used in instruction.
Technology is used for student exploration, organization, and/or creativity.
Opportunities are provided for reflecting, sharing, and advancing ideas through offering and receiving feedback.

AMANDA JACOBS on Dec 07, 10:55am

As an elementary SLMC, I would like to try this activity with my fifth graders
*Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with subject content as students must brainstorm and collaborate together to find answers
*Collaboration between SLMC & teachers can be expanded as teachers can tell SLMC what areas they are about to begin that would require research and or access to those resources in the media center or online (database, biographies, etc....)
*Strengths: I can see this being high interest with students as they get to be active and watch each other's presentations.
*Opportunities: I would like to present more background knowledge before this lesson about how to use the technology platform, and to make sure the areas of the library from which they find answers has been taught by narrowing down the choices as I don't think this could be done in a one day lesson.

Tiffany Williams on Dec 06, 08:08pm

I love a scavenger hunt for introducing students to the media center. They learn by exploring!

Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with media center resources

This resource does not lend itself to collaboration between SLMC & teachers

Students can explore resources and create a fun, final product using technology.

There is an opportunity to tailor this lesson to your library/students based on the furniture you have, the resources you have, and the technology you have available.

BEVERLY LITKE on Dec 06, 06:28pm

I am a K-5 SLMC and believe my 5th graders would love this!
*This lesson doesn't really integrate information literacy with a particular subject, but rather is an orientation to resources and literature in the media center itself.
*This resource does not lend itself to collaboration between SLMC & teachers
*Strengths: This is an excellent way to have students learn first-hand about what can be found in their library without having to sit through a powerpoint! The competition element ramps up the excitement.
*Opportunities: Although the list for the scavenger hunt can be copied, pasted, and edited, perhaps creating a downloadable (editable) version for elementary, middle, and high would be convenient and time-saving. Debrief by having students share one new thing they learned about their library, one thing that can help them with their school work, etc.

MELISSA GARWOOD on Dec 06, 06:10am

I am an elementary (K-6) SLMC, and I enjoyed an innovative way to do media center orientation. *There is full integration of Information Literacy strategies. *Collaboration between SLMC and teacher is not present in this lesson, but it can be added through extension lessons, especially learning about databases for research. *Technology is used in a fun way, and students are locating diverse materials/resources throughout the media center. *This lesson is unique to this media center, but it could be changed to meet the needs of any SLMC.

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