Inquiry-Based Learning Using Everyday Objects: Hands-On Instructional Strategies That Promote Active Learning in Grades 3-8

Inquiry-Based Learning Using Everyday Objects: Hands-On Instructional Strategies That Promote Active Learning in Grades 3-8

by Amy Edmonds Alvarado, Patricia R. Herr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761946799

ISBN-13: 9780761946793

Pub. Date: 04/23/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This exciting new book explores how students can use everyday objects to answer essential questions, meet curriculum standards, andgrow in observation, inquisitiveness, and reflective learning.

Overview

This exciting new book explores how students can use everyday objects to answer essential questions, meet curriculum standards, andgrow in observation, inquisitiveness, and reflective learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761946793
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/23/2003
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Dedication
Introduction: Welcome to Inquiry-Based Learning Using Everyday Objects (Object-Based Inquiry)
Part I. Object-Based Learning
1. What Is Object-Based Inquiry?
The Reality of Object-Based Learning
Why Use Object-Based Inquiry?
Time to Begin Your Journey
2. How Do I Gather Collections?
Getting Started
Expanding Your Collection
Storing Your Collections
3. How Do I Get Started?
Planning the Classroom
Grouping Your Students
Planning Your Lessons
Avoiding the Pitfalls
Benefits
Roles of the Teacher and Students
4. Where Do I Start With Planning?
Things to Consider
Step One: Developing Essential Understandings
Step Two: Identifying Specific Objectives
Step Three: Locating the Objects
Step Four: Question Development
Conclusion
5. How Do I Assess?
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Part II. Lesson Plans
6. Language Lesson Plans
Why Do Tigers Have Stripes?
What Makes a Poem Perfect?
She Sells Sea Shells
What's Your Fantasy?
7. Science Lesson Plans
Zone Home
Birds of a Feather
Whose Track Is That?
Science Rocks
8. Social Studies Lesson Plans
I'm a Mystery: What's My History
Can You Dig History?
Where in America Are You?
Flower Power
9. Math Lesson Plans
Measuring Madness
Architectural Geometry
What's For Dinner?
What Part of Fractions Is Difficult?
Glossary
Index

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