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ERIC Number: ED431722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 211
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56308-698-0
The Thoughtful Researcher: Teaching the Research Process to Middle School Students.
Rankin, Virginia
This book offers educators an instructional tool for teaching essential research skills to middle school students. Moving beyond the typical theoretical approach, the book provides a broad range of strategies and learning activities that teach young learners how to master the process. The 14 chapters are as follows: (1) "Teaching Research in a Middle School: May You Live in Exciting Times"; (2) "Becoming a Reflective Practitioner: Change is the Only Constant"; (3) "Performing a Presearch: Build on a Solid Foundation"; (4) "Generating Questions: A Sense of Wonder"; (5) "Planning: It's Really Great to Metacogitate"; (6) "Managing Time: Everybody's Problem"; (7) "Searching for Information: Location, Location, Location"; (8) "Evaluating Sources: Thinking Critically"; (9) "Notetaking: No More Copying"; (10) "Reading for Information: Making Meaning"; (11) "Thinking Skills: Constructing Knowledge"; (12) "Information in Visual Formats: The Eyes Have It"; (13) "Creating a Quality Product: An End to Mediocrity"; and (14) "Assessing Process and Product: The Research Assignment Starts Here." An appendix presents sentences to summarize. (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A