Reflection: Discourse and Questioning We Can Research Anything We Want! - Section 4: Closing the Loop


Two things you need to watch for are first: students who have a very hard time making choices. I had three who researched the entire block of time but couldn't come up with any ideas for their project. I set a timeline and contacted their parents to ensure that they would have discussions at home to help them narrow down their choices to two or three good topics that we could then research more in class. The other problem I saw was: students who chose topics that were either too difficult for them to research or had too little information available making it difficult for them to write about their topics. This was a little harder because I had to dissuade them to change their topics to easier ideas. Once again - parent help came in handy with this one. I had them think of three ideas they liked - sent the forms home and then emailed parents to share which two I felt were best and why. Still their choice but this now puts some of the responsibility back on the parents to help if they chose the harder topic.       

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We Can Research Anything We Want!

Unit 9: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
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Objective: SWBAT...research and outline topics to determine the main focus of their written report

Big Idea: Learning about a topic builds interest and knowledge!

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