Do you have trouble motivating your students to write? Have I got a method for you!! Have you ever wanted to learn about inquiry based learning? Did you ever want to have your students complete a simple, motivating inquiry based project of their own!! Believe me, they will LOVE this project!! I have been doing this project for 7 years and my students AMAZE me every year!! This packet will provide you with the basics for inquiry based learning and hopefully inspire you to do more!!
Included in this packet are:
*An Explanation of Inquiry Based Learning
*Benefits of Inquiry Based Learning
*Lesson 1: Choosing a Topic
*Lesson 2: Developing Questions
*Mini-lesson: Developing Questions for Inquiry
*Lesson 3: Modelling Research and Writing
*Mini-lesson: Fact and Opinion - includes anchor charts, questions and gestures for each.
*Lesson 4: Research and Planning
*Lesson 5: Writing the Paragraph
*Student Writing & Colouring Self-Assessments
*Inquiry Based Research Project Assessment
*Animal Paper Plate Art Projects
I can inquire about an animal of my choice.
I can write a question for inquiry.
I can determine if a topic is too broad or too narrow.
I can gather information on one focused topic.
I can understand the terms “fact” and “opinion”.
I can create a plan for writing a report.
I can write an inquiry based report.
I can practice creation and design when completing an art project.
If you like this packet, check out my other Inquiry units!!
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