Use Non-Fiction to Do Research Projects with the Primary Grades?. YES WE CAN!. If You Build It, They Will Come. TONY STEAD IS MY GURU!.
YES WE CAN!
7. Publish: Grades?
(SDR Handout: Is That a Fact? Instant Success With Nonfiction Writing presented by Tony Stead)
Writing Through a Mask
“Primary kids love to pretend, dress up, play make-believe. This craft lesson challenges them to use their imagination and actually become the thing they are writing about.”
Children create a physical mask of the object they are researching and wear that mask while they are presenting their research.
Class books are often the best way to introduce research projects to primary students. Everyone in the class contributes to the final product.
“An alphabet book is a great model for information writing – both for gathering and for presenting information.”
This conference was a three-day think tank experience of library teachers from the state of Virginia who were interested in increasing the use of higher-order thinking skills in their instruction.
This was my group’s result.
Animals in the Library
Circle the correct answer below.
August 10, 2006
Snakes in a Kindergarten Class
I used the book The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble. On a whim, I brought with me some new primary non-fiction books I had just received. What happened in this classroom was magical.
Kindergartners did their own research project as a class!