January and February can drag on and on... why not toss some quirky mini-research about hiccups into your wintry mix? Start by reading Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups and let the fun begin!
Your students will learn to use a variety of online resources such as World Book Kids and Brain Pop, as well as FREE resources such as EPIC e-books, Wonderopolis, KidsHealth.org, and a YouTube show called Sci Show Kids! You choose!
My task sheets are perfect for individual students or small groups to work on as library centers. Some are easy and others are more difficult, so you can challenge everyone. You can also opt to break the research up into pieces and assign them to small groups as a "jigsaw" research project. My detailed instructions will walk you through it!
While your students are researching scientific facts about why we hiccup -- they'll also be learning the names of body parts and getting some practice with fact and opinion, table of contents, author's purpose, story elements, and more! My bite-sized library lessons layer in many library skills at once to keep your students purposefully engaged.
Each task includes an assessment piece with an answer key, and I included two exit tickets as well -- one measures a skill -- but the other is a fun opportunity for creative thinking!
Get started in January, and this set should keep your kids busy until the middle of February! Library skills, tehnology, AND lots of failproof hiccup cures! What else do you need? :)