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Bird Watching and Research Library Center (Digital)

$10.00


Grade Levels:
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade

Editable?
Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
Yearlong Tool

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Your students will learn about different bird species while writing and answering research questions at this library center. Students can watch a real birdfeeder attached to a window in your library (if available), or access one of the live video feeds from the Cornell Lab Bird Cams.

This is the DIGITAL version, and it’s designed for students to complete the Research Notebook in Google Docs and “turn in” through an online learning platform such as Google Classroom, SeeSaw, etc.
Click here to view the printable version if you want students to write their research facts in a paper booklet for the Research Notebook.

Resource Requirements: ​You will need access to books, ebooks, and/or online websites about birds for students to complete their research. I have included ​space for both print books and online databases in the bibliography section of the Research Notebooks, but ​a collection of reliable websites would also work depending on your students’ needs and research skills level.

This library center has 42 slides / pages, and it includes:

  • Bird Watching and Research Library Center sign with learning targets and “I will” statement directions
    • Editable in Google Slides, landscape orientation
    • Excerpt of competencies and standards addressed
    • Easy-to-print PDF file format also included.
    • Can be printed on 8.5″ x 11″ letter-size paper as well.
  • Four (4) differentiated online Bird Watching and Research Notebooks for students to take notes and answer questions
    • Editable in Google Docs
    • Each Research Notebook version has space for up to 5 research questions and ask students to justify why their resources are trustworthy or reliable.
    • Any or all of the Research Notebooks can be used with students in various grades or for different ability levels to differentiate your instruction.
    • Beginner Research Notebook
      • One (1) resource required, no MLA citation format
      • Students choose the type of resource (book/ebook, database, or website) and write title, author, and web address if given.
    • Intermediate Research Notebook
      • One (1) resource required in MLA citation format
      • Includes a reminder to try finding a pre-written citation from a database or to use MyBib.com to get the citation
    • Advanced Research Notebook
      • Two (2) resources required
      • 1st resource must be in MLA citation format.
      • Includes a reminder to try finding a pre-written citation from a database or to use MyBib.com to get the citation
      • For 2nd resource, students choose the type of resource (book/ebook, database, or website) and write title, author, and web address if given.
    • Expert Research Notebook
      • Two (2) resources required in MLA citation format
      • Includes a reminder to try finding a pre-written citation from a database or to use MyBib.com to get the citation
  • “How to Write a Resource Citation” tutorial / help signs for writing elementary-friendly MLA citations
    • Editable in Google Docs
    • Easy-to-print PDF file format also included.
    • 8.5″ x 11″ letter-size paper, including both landscape and portrait versions
    • 11″ x 17″ paper size for printing as a small poster
    • ​Includes citation examples for books/ebooks, databases, and other general websites using MyBib.com
  • Comprehensive, editable Lesson Plan for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades is editable in Google Docs, aligned to:
    • AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
    • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
    • Pennsylvania Core ELA Standards.
  • Supplies list (included in the preview) with links to recommended bird feeders and bird seed that discourages squirrels
  • Video directions and Teacher notes with more resources and information to help you set up and use the library center in a new or existing library centers structure.

Standards Addressed:

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

  • Inquire – A.1. – B.1. – B.2. – B.3. – C.1. – D.1. – D.2.
  • Collaborate – A.2. – B.1. – B.2. – D.1.
  • Curate – A.1. – A.2. – A.3. – B.1. – C.1.
  • Engage – A.1. – A.2. – A.3. – 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.2.5. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.5.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.9. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.9.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.8. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.8. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8.

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