Saturday, August 8, 2015

4th Grade State Research Project


So a few years ago I placed a link to the 4th Grade State Research Project I created on Pinterest.

I wrote, "The 4th Grade State Research project that aligns with MA Tech Literacy Standards and 4th Grade MA Common Core W.3.07 and W.3.08. Workbook download pdf free for your classroom use!"

It was linked to a site I made when I worked in West Boylston and I get notifications every day that its been re-pinned and its up to over 1200 pins! I have redirected the download link here so I can permanently house the project.

Here is everything I blogged about it in 2013.

Updated: April 25th
Here is a picture of the Southeast State Brochures created after using the same research process. We are now working on travel commercials for the Midwest.

4th Graders are in their last week of research for their Northeast State. In pairs, they use print and online resources to research information about their state. They are using teacher selected websites for almost component and are learning what a bibliography is and how to give credit. Next week they will be learning about searching for royalty free images on google and after vacation they will take all of their research and create an infographic in Pixie like the example below.  I have attached the workbook that I created in conjunction with Mrs. Ivins to guide them in their research. This project covers many MA Tech/Literacy Standards as well as 4th Grade ELA Common Core.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards
·         ELA.4.W.3.07 - Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
·         ELA.4.W.3.08 - Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards
·         3-5: 1.6 – Copy and paste text and images within a document, as well as from one document to another
·         3-5: 1.7 – Proofread and edit writing using appropriate resources (e.g., dictionary, spell-checker, grammar resources).
·         3-5: 1.14 – Explain and use age-appropriate online tools and resources (e.g., tutorial, assessment, web browser).
·         3-5: 1.18 - Use age-appropriate Internet-based search engines to locate and extract information, selecting appropriate key words.
·         3-5: 1.21 - Copy and paste or import graphics; change their size and position on a slide.
·         3-5: 1.22 - Use painting and drawing applications to create and edit work.
·         3-5: 3.1 - Locate, download, and organize content from digital media collections for specific purposes, citing sources.
·         3-5: 3.8 - Create projects that use text and various forms of graphics, audio, and video (with proper citations) to communicate ideas.
·         3-5: 3.9 – Use teacher-developed guidelines to evaluate multimedia presentations for organization, content, design, presentation, and appropriate use of citations

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