Monday, April 8, 2013
CCSS has embedded inquiry throughout the standards. Research is crucial for the 21st century. Here are some resources for teaching younger students the process of researching - courtesy of Choice Literacy.
Julie Johnson uses the Family History Inquiry Project to build research skills and community at the same time in her first-grade classroom:
The mother and daughter team of authors Sofia Headley and Justina Chen Headley share Research Advice for Teens Writing Fiction:
If you're nervous about young students searching freely on the wild wild web, you might want to try Sweet Search, a search tool that includes only websites evaluated and approved by educators in the results:
Mary Beth Hertz considers the challenges of helping students learn to do online research over at Edutopia:
Join Franki Sibberson for the online three-week course Becoming a Tech-Savvy Literacy Teacher offered April 3 - 17. This interactive course includes three webinars, Franki's newest book, a professional development DVD, and an introduction to scores of resources on the web to integrate into reading and writing workshops. For more details and to register online, visit this link: