ERIC Number: ED408565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Developing Research Skills: Independent Research Projects on Animals and Plants for Building the Research Skills of Report Writing, Mind Mapping, and Investigating through Inquiries. Revised Edition.
Banks, Janet Caudill
This book presents a collection of motivating, independent activities that involve animals and plants for use in developing the research skills of students in grades 2-6. Projects included in the book cover various levels of difficulty and are designed to promote higher-level thinking skills. Research components included in the activities in the book are: following outlines, locating information, taking notes, "mindmapping/webbing," organizing information, writing rough drafts, revising, editing, proofreading, publishing final reports, and investigating through inquiries. Some of the materials in the book are divided into 2 strands--lessons in the green strand are for students who are just beginning to learn research skills, and lessons in the blue strand are for students who have had some experience. Following a teacher reference guide, sections of the book present blue strand materials, green strand materials, and materials for all students on both plant and animal topics. (RS)
Descriptors: Animals, Class Activities, Editing, Elementary Education, Information Skills, Notetaking, Outlining (Discourse), Plants (Botany), Proofreading, Research Skills, Skill Development, Student Research, Thinking Skills, Writing Skills
CATS Publications, 8633 233rd Place S.W., Edmonds, WA 98026-8646 ($19.95 plus $2 shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A