Bibliography Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is a bibliography and what rules must be followed when creating one? A text lesson outlines important points about bibliographies for students before a quiz checks their understanding. An activity gives students some practice in creating a bibliography of their own.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'bibliography'
  • distinguish between the different formats for bibliographies
  • list the rules for creating a bibliography
  • explain how to cite books, magazines, and interviews in a bibliography

Length

45 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2

Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.5

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4 here.)

Materials

  • Several photocopied examples of bibliographies
  • Paper copies of the text lesson Creating a Bibliography: Lesson for Kids
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated text lesson
  • An assortment of books and magazines placed in piles numbered one through ten
  • Slips of paper numbered one through ten
  • A small container

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