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Alphabetical order is one of the basic skills first and second graders need to know.  Students incorporated this skill into our Acadian lesson by looking up French family surnames in the telephone book.

Researching Names In Phone Book

 STATE OF MAINE'S LEARNING RESULTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

H. RESEARCH-RELATED WRITING AND SPEAKING

      Students will work, write, and speak effectively when doing research in all content areas.  Students will be able to:      PreK-2

1. Develop a search strategy which uses appropriate and available resources.

Teacher generated handout

Researching Names In A Local Telephone Book         (Student Sheet)

1. How many BECHARDs are in the phone book?______________________

2. How many VAILLANCOURTs are in the telephone book?______________

3. Can you find the names, addresses and phone numbers of 6 people you know?

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4.   Write 9 French names that are in the telephone book.

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Students completing their telephone book research center.

Students looking up answers to their questions in telephone books as they work at their center.

Researching Names In A Telephone Book

GRADES: 1, 2, and Multiage 1 and 2 (MAC-2)

OBJECTIVES:  Using ABC order skills, students will  learn to look up last names  in a phone book.  They will learn that a telephone book is compiled in alphabetical order, has addresses as well as telephone numbers.

MATERIALS:

Multi-copies of telephone books

handout.

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:

1.  Working cooperatively, students will use the telephone book to find out the frequency of the names Bechards and Vaillancourt.

2.  Students will write the names, addresses and telephone numbers of 6 people they know.

3.  Lastly, students will write 9 French names from the telephone book.

ASSESSMENT Rubric on Cooperative Learning