Mini-Research Projects What are they? Sample Grade 6 Mini-Inquiry. Sue Taylor-Foley SSDSB. Mini Research Projects. Short term research projects Cooperative learning structures Promote curiosity in learning Helps with the development of questioning skills Does not take a long period of time.
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Elicit prior knowledge
Develop a question board
Use other tried and try methods
Form inquiry teams
Teams can be activated in a centre approach during active reading or at some other appropriate time of the day
Not all teams need to be engaged in research at the same time
Not all team members need to conduct their research at once but, they will need to meet and the beginning and completion of their research.Procedure
World Cultures Mini-research inquiry (grade 6)
Language Arts Outcomes
Students will be expected to ask and respond to questions to seek clarification or explanation of ideas and concepts
Students will be expected to answer, with increasing independence, their own questions and those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts.
Students will be expected to use a range of reference texts and a database or an electronic search to facilitate the selection process.
Students will be expected to use a range of strategies to writing and other ways of representing to frame questions and design investigations to answer their questions...Language Arts
Students will be expected to create written and media texts... (depending on presentation/product expectations)
Students will be expected to select, organize and combine relevant information from 3-5 sources.L.A. Cont.
You will use
the Internet (pre-selected resources)
All group members will complete their research in specified period of time.
Group members may assist each other if they come across information that would be helpful to someone else.
All group members will meet within a specific time period time to create a 10 minute presentation for the class on the information discovered.
Presentations will be marked using the presentation rubric.Expectations
EBSCO- searchasaurus period of time.