Monday 2 December 2013

Tr. Nancy (Library)

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum
This morning grade 1A, library in class, we discussed the three steps in the information seeking process. I modeled the "Plan and Do" parts, and we discussed the "Review" part.

The following are the three steps:
Plan (Beginning):
  • What am I supposed to do?
                    - Choose my animal;
                    - Go to the library to get my book;
                    - Choose the book on my animal;
                    - Answer my questions (the questions on the research sheet);
                    - Present my project.
Do (Middle):
  • This is where the student will read and write down the information.
                     - Find the information in the book (look at the table of contents and the index for help, look at the glossary for unknown words);
                     - Answer the questions using the information found;
                     - Before making a good copy of  his/her project, "Review" should be the next step. 
                     - Present the project.
Review (End):
  • Before finalizing the project, the student should ask himself/herself if everything is done.
                       - Did I do everything that I was asked or needed to do?
                       - How do I feel about the finished product? Will I do anything differently next time?
  • The bibliography for the student's book should include the following:
                  - Author's name
                  - Title of the book (titles are always italicized)
It should look something like this:  Whittaker, Helen. How Toys Fly.
Please go over each step with your child every time he or she has a project or a task to do. Help your child familiarize himself/herself with these steps. In addition, I am sending home a bibliography example with your child.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or telephone.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your help in your child's research success.
Have a wonderful evening, inshaAllah.
Tr. Nancy