Learn What Works

Ideas:

Confluence of Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
Answer own questions, solve own problems
Liteacy in action, purposeful, applied
Culture of inquiry

Key points:

  • Must be meaningful work==intrigue, student generated, real problem, topical
  • Choose a topic and develop it– what do you want to know, generate questions, organize questions, write purpose statement
  • Find info–seeking info strategies, locate and access info, extract info, choosing best sources, taking effective notes, citing
  • Evaluate the info–is it trustworth? Is it clear? Does it serve my purpose
  • Organize and synthesize–categorize info, make meaning,
  • Present–change purpose itno a thesis, take into consideration audience, determine best method to present

Sources

Wilhelm- Inquiry
Calkins
Gallagher-Deeper Reading and Write Like This

Tools

Research Tip Sheets


See How it Works

Lesson Database

Student examples from “What Kids Can Do”


Do What Works

Iowa AEA Online

Citing Sources