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ERIC Number: ED476463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Pages: 201
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-4680-2
Inquiry-Based Learning Using Everyday Objects: Hands-On Instructional Strategies That Promote Active Learning in Grades 3-8.
Alvarado, Amy Edmonds; Herr, Patricia R.
This book explores the concept of using everyday objects as a process initiated both by students and teachers, encouraging growth in student observation, inquisitiveness, and reflection in learning. After "Introduction: Welcome to Inquiry-Based Learning using Everyday Objects (Object-Based Inquiry), there are nine chapters in two parts. Part 1, "Object-Based Learning," includes: (1) "What is Object-Based Inquiry?" (e.g., the reality of object-based learning and reasons to use it); (2) "How Do I Gather Collections?" (getting started and expanding and exploring one's collections); (3) "How Do I Get Started?" (e.g., planning in the classroom, grouping students, and planning lessons); (4) "Where Do I Start with Planning?" (developing essential understandings, identifying specific objects, locating objects, and question development); and (5) "How Do I Assess?" (formative and summative assessment). Part 2, "Lesson Plans," includes: (6) "Language Lesson Plans" (e.g., why tigers have stripes and what makes a poem perfect); (7) "Science Lesson Plans" (e.g., birds of a feather and animal tracks); (8) "Social Studies Lesson Plans" (e.g., artifacts and plants); and (9) "Math Lesson Plans" (e.g., architectural geometry and fractions). (Chapters contain references.) (SM)
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (hardbound: ISBN-0-7619-4679-9, $61.95; paperbound: ISBN-0-7619-4680-2, $27.95). Tel: 805-499-9734; Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-417-2466 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A