Uses prior and background knowledge as context for new learning
Read, view and listen for information presented in order to make sense of it
Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding
Inquiry Dispositions: Effective Social Interaction to Broaden Understanding
Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning.
Language Arts: Literary/Artistic Response and Expression
One to two sessions depending on how long you wish to remain in the "searching" phase.
K - W - L Chart
This is the second in a series of lessons leading to a final "storybook" project but can be adapted as a stand-alone lesson. The lesson presumes that children have already been introduced to reference materials they would find in the library such as the encyclopedia, fiction and nonfiction books, search engines for kids on the Web, etc.
Can children successfully articulate good questions for research?
Can children successfully work in groups to achieve a common goal?
Can students locate and access information to answer their group's question?
This lesson plan is based on actual lessons presented by Denise Bieniek.