This week we will take back out our National Geographic Kids books and other nonfiction books I have in the room: Biographies, Plants, Butterflies, Insects, Animals etc. We will sit in a circle and talk about how many wonderful things there are to research!! After going through many examples, I'm going to give them the week to dig through the bins, think and maybe talk with you all at home about what they would like to research. They will let me know each day (1 research subject per student) and by Friday, every student should have picked out a subject.
For the month of May, they will take these subjects and research. I will check out books, maybe send some emails and ask for some help (internet research?) and then will complete a comprehensive research project. More details to come!
This week we will also go back and review how to take notes from nonfiction texts without copying. They will do a 3 day quick review of sticky note research on an animal: Giraffe. I mean how cute is that picture!! Hopefully this will refresh their minds and be ready to dive into this project the following week!