Wonder Questions About Real Animals

Learning Objectives :
Inquiry Skills:

  • 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

Duration :
One to two sessions depending on how long you wish to remain in the "searching" phase.

Materials :

  • K - W - L Chart

  • Reference Materials

Preparation :
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.

Assessment :

  • 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?

Credits :
This lesson plan is based on actual lessons presented by Denise Bieniek.

  • Collaborating with others
  • Listening for information
  • Reading for information
  • Viewing for information
  • Category:
    Language and Literacy,Science
    Grade Lavel(s):
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3nd Grade
  • h1