What am I supposed to do?
What do I need to get the job done?
What do I want it to look like when I'm done?
Students today love graphic novels! The mix of illustrations and text provides a quick grasp of the story or information to be learned.
Your 3rd grade class has 8 different topics to learn about in this Forces of Nature unit.
Consider the typhoon that hit the Philippines, the tornadoes that hit the midwest, or the current blizzards effecting many northern cities...what do students today need to learn?
Create the questions.
Step 2: Do
I must locate the things I will need (books, websites, materials etc.).
I need to ask questions, read, and take notes.
I need to use the information I find to create something.
Gather your resources!
Each tab above links to resources about your topic.
Use the e-library catalog to locate books.
Search the online databases - encyclopedias, magazines, and newspapers.
Explore the educational websites provided for you.
Watch a movie.
Take notes on all information that answers your questions from step 1! Remember to use 'treasure' words and throw out the rest! And don't forget to cite your sources.