After reading about this amazing librarian, who created a reading workshop in her library, I checked out the website for her school district.
I'm sad that I can't pin this to pinterest because there are no images on the Baltimore Public Schools page. Blog readers, please pass it on! I've put a graphic on this page, so we can re-pin this post to get the word out.
OK, enough gushing, here is the link:
Why do I love these research models?
- They include projects for all subjects, English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies (math? yes! math!)
- They have appropriate, challenging projects for grades 1-5.
- They focus on essential questions (as Jamie McKenzie advocates; important questions requiring authentic research).
- There are rubrics, checklists, organizers and other related documents, linked to the description of each project.
- They require higher level thinking skills, not just read and regurgitate in your own words. Students will create answers, instead of merely finding answers.
- They incorporate electronic resources.
- The final product is not a "report." They show creative ways to present student learning!
If you are looking for a research project for your school library, check these out! Let me know what you think of them!