Curiosity Quest ( a multi-genre research project)
What kind of questions are "researchable"?
What is "good" research and how do I find meaning and interpret findings?
How do I best communicate research findings?
Organization of research materials
Coordination of meetings with field experts
Designing a research question
Collecting, storing, and classifying research materials
Active reading-both literal and inferential (includes annotating texts)
Synthesizing and interpreting research
Reflecitve writing in an interactive response journal
Planning, pre-writing, writing, editing, and revising a written report
Collaborative group work in small and large groupings
Critical Response Process
Interactive Response Journals
Group Presentation (with rubrics)
Various books, periodicals, poetry, documentaries, interviews, galleries, and museums
Varied--Depends on the student's question
Coordinated with local community and other grade level content areas