Friday, October 17, 2014

Short Research Projects

I love short research units. As a student, I groaned when my teacher would announce we were doing a research project. This week we finished our first research project of the year. In was structured like this:

  • One week - pick something you are interested in. 
  • Figure out how you will teach that topic to a small group. 
  • As a group, record what you've learned. 
On the end of the first quarter surveys, the research project was selected as the favorite thing we've done in the entire school year - not just language arts - by over half of my students. Crazy. Here are the results. 

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