After learning or reviewing the text features of non-fiction books, this week students in 4th and 5th grade examined and practiced finding the features of a website that help you navigate to, find, and understand information. We related some of the features, such as a navigation bar, to the table of contents in a print text. Other features we examined are unique to online, such as interactive diagrams and linked headings. Students also learned about different browser features, such as the "reader" feature or "edit-find", that help the reader to locate and read the information provided. Students are practicing with appropriate websites that have many different features and styles.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.