Project-Based Inquiry Units for Young Children: First Steps to Research for Grades Pr-K-2, 1st Edition

  • Colleen MacDonnell
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833804
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833800
  • DDC: 372.13
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Set in the wider context of the project approach to learning, this book addresses the needs of both library media specialists and teachers in preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades. Educators who want to use stories and nonfiction to promote independent learning in young children will love this book. The reader will find practical hands-on activities where each sample lesson includes content, learning goals, and strategies for teaching and assessing learning. Librarians and teachers will learn not only how to guide young children through the research process, but also the important “why” to do this. These developmentally appropriate research lessons are ready to teach for grades preschool through second.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
About the Author.
1: Current Research and Approaches.
2: Putting Research Into Practice.
3: Research and Inquiry in Preschool.
4: Projects.
5: Project One: Hats.
6: Project Two: My Hands.
7: Project Three: Sounds All Around Us.
8: Project Four: Babies.
9: Research and Inquiry in Pre-Kindergarten.
10: Projects.
11: Project One: Colors in My World.
12: Project Two: What's the Weather Like in Springtime?.
13: Project Three: Taste and Smell.
14: Project Four: Doctors and Nurses.
15: Research and Inquiry in Kindergarten.
16: Projects.
17: Project One: Signs All Around Us.
18: Project Two: It's Autumn.
19: Project Three: All Day Long.
20: Project Four: School Bus.
21: Research and Inquiry in Grade One.
22: Projects.
23: Project One: Animal Friends.
24: Project Two: Bye-Bye Baby Teeth.
25: Project Three: Jobs at School.
26: Project Four: Growing Plants.
27: Research and Inquiry in Grade Two.
28: Projects.
29: Project One: My Five Senses.
30: Project Two: Forecasting the Weather.
31: Project Three: Recycling.
32: Project Four: Our Favorite Information Books.
33: Works Cited.