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Improving Student Skills . Increasing Research Resources for Elementary School Students. What Do We Have Already?. 3 sets of encyclopedias: T wo sets of 1991 and 2002 World Book Encyclopedias O ne set of 1988 Young Children's Encyclopedias 12 different dictionaries:

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increasing research resources for elementary school students

Improving Student Skills

Increasing Research Resources for Elementary School Students

what do we have already
What Do We Have Already?
  • 3 sets of encyclopedias:
    • Two sets of 1991 and 2002 World Book Encyclopedias
    • One set of 1988 Young Children's Encyclopedias
  • 12 different dictionaries:
    • Two 1972 Merriam & Scott and Foresman intermediate dictionaries
    • Four 1979 Scott, Foresman beginning dictionaries
    • One 1998 Webster's Large Print dictionary
    • One 2001 Webster's New World College dictionary
    • One 4th grader stated, "Dictionaries are boring because they're plain, there's nothing exciting, and they smell kind of funny.”
  • 7 different almanacs:
    • One 1981 Macmillan Illustrated Almanac of Geography
    • One 1992/1993 Ohio Almanac
    • One 2000 Blackbirch Kid's Almanac of Geography
    • One 2003, one 2004, one 2005 Almanac for Kids
    • One 2005 Time Almanac
  • 2 different thesauruses:
    • One 1968 Webster's New Dictionary of Synonyms
    • One 1977 "In Other Words" A Beginning Thesaurus
  • 4 different altases:
    • One 1987 Doubleday Children's Atlas
    • One 1998 Picture Atlas
    • One 2000 Hammond New Century World Atlas
    • One 2001 Nystrom Atlases
what do we need
What Do We Need?
  • Updated digital encyclopedia
  • Class sets for each school of:
    • Dictionaries
    • Atlases
    • Almanacs
    • Thesauri
why do we need these resources
Why Do We Need These Resources?
  • In order to model and teach effective research, we need current resources that will be accessible to all students.
    • Students will see that research is valuable if they see the resources are contemporary and designed for them.
  • When teaching a classroom of students, it’s imperative that each student has a resources to use as practice (rather than simply watching an adult model).
how will this benefit our students
How Will This Benefit Our Students?
  • Research benefits students in the following way:
    • Helps develop interest in new topics
    • Helps them learn to organize ideas—their own as well as other people’s
    • Helps them develop necessary skills to be independent and motivated learners as they progress through their school careers.
  • AASL Standards for the 21st century learner addressed:
    • Using appropriate computer search techniques to locate information.
    • Independently scanning and selecting resources at the appropriate level
    • Summarizing and paraphrasing
    • Taking notes effectively.
how will we evaluate effectiveness
How Will We Evaluate Effectiveness?
  • Formative Assessments throughout the research units
    • Exit Slips
    • Student Pair Shares
    • Teacher and LMS observations
  • Summative Research Projects
    • Third and Fourth grade research products will be presented and displayed in the district