I have found an amazing resource, while researching and planning the coordination of teaching research skills in our elementary school. This incredible website is a fantastic site for media specialists, technology coordinators, literacy specialists and classroom teachers in their quest for introducing and supporting research skills in elementary age students.
The site guides your students through the process of researching. It includes media, such as books, magazines & newspaper articles as well as websites. This website is useful, when you are planning your school’s research skill sequence across grade levels, as well as an individual grade level unit plan.
How to do Research? from the Kentucky Virtual Library
Step 1: Plan your project
- Plan your projectDefine your subject
Step 2: Search for information
- Search for informationThe Kentucky Virtual Library
Search the Internet (also called the World Wide Web)
Step 3: Take Notes
- Take notesThe KWL method
Clustering method (also called mapping or webbing)
Step 4: Use the information
- Use the informationScan the page first
Step 5: Report
Step 6: Evaluate
The Research Frontier