During the grade 1A library visit, we reviewed the research steps, and we talked about including the bibliography at the end of their research. Please revisit these steps frequently with your child. It will make their research experience an easier, more enjoyable, and organized one.
Your child reviewed the following:
Step #1 PLAN:
· What do I need to do?
a) What does my teacher want me to do? Research project with a poster.
b) When is my project due?
c) What will my topic be?
d) What do I want to know about my topic (ask who? what? where? when? why? and how?)
Step #2 DO:
· What resources should I use for my project? An encyclopedia? A nonfiction book? An atlas? A magazine article? Interview someone? A database? The Internet?...
· Where will I find my resources?
a) Nonfiction book and atlas = OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) at the school or public library
b) Print encyclopedia = Reference shelf at the school or public library. I know the letter of the volume that I need.
c) Internet = home, school or public library (with my parents’ help of course). I will search using the search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo.
d) Magazines (print)= School or public library
e) Magazines (electronic)= Public library website
f) Interview= At home or by telephone…
· I need to see if my resources are helpful
a) I will look at the table of contents and the index in my nonfiction book and for my encyclopedia, I will look at the index, I will click on the link on the web page.
b) I will read the articles and look at the pictures.
c) Whatever resource that I do not need, I will put aside.
d) Now, I need to read and take notes.
e) Now, I am ready to make my rough copy (I make sure that I look for spelling mistakes).
f) I will prepare my bibliography.
g) Prepare my good copy.
h) Hooray! I am ready to present.
Step #3 REVIEW:
· Have I included everything that I need to include before I hand my report in to my teacher?
a) Do I have my bibliography?
b) Do I have my poster?
· How do I feel about my research project?
a) Am I happy with the results?
b) Is there anything that I can do better next time?
Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.