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    Staying Cool in the Library — Reference materials

    Dictionaries, Almanacs, Encyclopedias … Oh My!

    Teaching and reviewing different types of reference materials may seem pointless in the age of Google. However, I still believe that our students need to learn what these books are and how to use them, and not just because they are still tested on them (at least in Virginia). Some of the benefits of teaching ... Read More about Dictionaries, Almanacs, Encyclopedias … Oh My!

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    Dictionaries, Almanacs, Encyclopedias ... Oh My!

    Dictionary, almanac, encyclopedia, thesaurus, atlas, guide words

    Teaching and reviewing different types of reference materials may seem pointless in the age of Google. However, I still believe that our students need to learn what these books are and how to use them, and not just because they are still tested on them (at least in Virginia).

    Some of the benefits of teaching students to use these resources are:

    • Improve vocabulary and writing skills
    • Practice making...

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