What isand how will it help me with my report?That’s a good question. Let’s find the answer.We will start with the
The A stands forWhat is important to know about your topic?Think of questions that you would likeanswered, or……Look at your project rubric to see if there arespecific focus questions you need to answer.
You could use a KWL chart to find out what you knowabout your topic and what you want to learn about it OR You could brainstorm general questions with your classmates.
When you finally know what questions you wantto RESEARCH then you start to………………
(The G stands for Gather.)Look for information in:•Books•Encyclopedias•Online Sources •Subscription databases •The Internet
Take notes that will answer thequestions you wrote down.After you have found enoughinformation to answer all yourquestions, then you will...
You by1. Thinking about your notes and what you have learned.2. Writing down short answers to your questions.3. Making sure there are several facts about each question.
After you have answered yourquestions and written the factsyou have learned, it is time to...
your project.(Can you guess what the P stands for?)
A project can take many forms.It could be a:• Slide show or PowerPoint presentation•Web 2.0 project, such as Wix.com or Prezi.com• Report/Article/Paper• Poster or chart• Map or Diorama
Your teacher will tell you what formyour project will be. Sometimes hemay even give you a choice.Once the project is completed orwritten, then you have to...
(Fooled you! The second p stands for present.)
You have done good research and searched for facts to answer the questions. Your teacher might ask you to share your information• by reading your report to the class• by hanging your poster in the hall or classroom•by explaining you map or chart•by showing your Web 2.0 presentation
(Last step! The E stands for Evaluate.)You may have a checklist or rubric to follow tobe sure you have done everything on theassignment. You may need to peer review aclassmate’s project. Lastly, reflect on yourresearch process as you may need to explainthis to your teacher and classmates.
By following the steps ofyou have completed your research project!
Don’t forget! When you need to do research: sk questions! ather information rganize information repare and produce the project resent valuate
Thank you to MCPS Media Specialist Elisa Wrenn for sharing thisPowerPoint presentation and allowing me to modify it for MLKMS! Melissa McDonald, Maryland iSchool SLMS graduate student, 2011 Images: http://microsoft.com/clipart