Research Across Curriculum
Students love learning, especially elementary students. Elementary school students are full of questions and wonderings. Teachers strive to teach students the process of research. Showing students how to do research is a great way to help them become sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers. Mrs. Rivera, school librarian, collaborates with teachers and assists in providing enrichment to the academic lessons studied in the classroom. Mrs. Rivera introduces the students to safe research sites, (PebbleGo, AVL) and guides them through the research process utilizing technology, graphic organizers and Google Classroom.
The fourth-grade classes recently competed learning about non-fiction text features and main idea and key details authors use to organize their writing. Snakes was the most popular subject. Students combined reading for information and science by collaborating with Mrs. Rivera and completing a research project on different snakes. Students, completed online research, used graphic organizers, and created Google slides with pictures and facts. Finally, at the end of the study, the students presented their information to the fellow classmates and taught their peers about the snake they studied.