Reflection: High Expectations Where Are They Found - Section 3: Conducting Our Research

 

Not every animal a student is interested in has an easy, grade level book written about them. Sometimes it is necessary for students to wade through harder material to find out about something that interests them. I want students to realize that while they may not know every word on the page, if they use picture clues, and context clues, they are going to be able to find many interesting facts about their animals. I remind students not to just write down words that they don't know and assume it is a fact. I encourage them to try to figure out what the book is saying, and then use that to write the information in their own words.

It is not an easy process, but is worth engaging in. Students are doing some of the first research they have done, and learning to put things in their own words, and to use the clues on the page are skills that will help them throughout their schooling. 

My expectations are that the students will be able to conduct the research with minimal assistance and I always pleased when they find out new things without me having to tell them!

  Book Research Is An Important Way to Find Things Out
  High Expectations: Book Research Is An Important Way to Find Things Out
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Where Are They Found

Unit 5: Where Does It Live?
Lesson 17 of 17

Objective: SWBAT identify one animal and locate where in the world it might be found

Big Idea: There are many animals that can exist in more than one habitat. Students try to prove this with one animal and all the places it can be found

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Science, Map Skills, research and development, forest, ecosystem, survival, rainforest, habitats
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