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Beginner Research Database Scavenger Hunt (Printable)


Grade Levels:
3rd Grade
adaptable for other grades

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
3 to 4 class periods

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Teach your students to use keyword searching to find information in your library research databases and other reference sources with this printable, editable scavenger hunt.

This is ​the ​printable version of this lesson, designed for use with paper scavenger hunt worksheets while using devices to access library database(s).

This 11-page lesson is completely editable, and includes:

  • Beginner Keyword Searching Scavenger Hunt
    • Ten (10) Questions on 2 pages (or 1 double-sided page)
    • ​​Editable in Microsoft Word .docx file format
    • ​Easy-to-print PDF file format also included.
    • Designed to be used with World Book Kids online encyclopedia, PebbleGo, and/or PebbleGo NEXT research databases, and can be used with other databases too.
    • Includes space for students to write down the title of online resource used.
  • Answer Key for Beginner Keyword Searching Scavenger Hunt (2 pages)
    • EditableMicrosoft Word .docx file format
    • Easy-to-print PDF file format also included.
  • 3rd Grade Comprehensive Lesson Plan (5 pages) in editable Microsoft Word .docx file format, aligned to:
    • 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners, 
    • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
    • Pennsylvania Core ELA Standards.
  • Teacher’s Notes with suggested ways to grade the scavenger hunt assignment (2 pages)

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire – B.2. – B.3. – C.1. – D.1. – D.2.
  • Collaborate – A.2. – B.1.
  • Curate – A.1. – A.2. – A.3.
  • Engage – A.1. – B.1. – B.2.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards – 
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.5. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.8.

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