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Mar242013

IIM: Teaching Research Skills K-5

New editions of IIM: Teaching Research Skills in Grades K-5 have recently come off the presses! In full-color, these excellent new teacher manuals show 7 steps for both the 'Whole-Class Process' where students learn basic research skills and 'Independent Process' where students apply those skills individually or in small-group.  I have found that the IIM process is unparalleled in setting up students for successful research, supporting teachers to guide them along the way, and for development of essential information literacy skills!

A comprehensive CD is included with the latest kid-friendly editable forms, specific differentiation strategies and grade-level TEKS. I was honored to contribute some ideas for technology connections to IIM Research! Interactive slides coming soon.

(Also find IIM on Facebook & Linkedin).

In the context of the IIM research process, students become increasingly independent researchers with guidance through creating a concept map of questions and background knowledge. Research investigations move forward by generating questions of interest along with teacher guiding questions.  Additional reading, writing, and research skills embedded in these research studies are:

  • Creating a research plan.
  • Locating and using multiple sources to answer questions.
  • Reading non-fiction and determining importance.
  • Taking notefacts and citing sources.
  • Understanding concept of plagiarism and ways to avoid it.
  • Organizing and summarizing information.
  • Creating projects in effective formats using visuals to support meaning.

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