Guided Research in Middle School: Mystery in the Media Center, 2/e
119 pages • 8½ x 11
A little imagination, a little drama, a little mystery. Using the guided inquiry model in this updated, second edition, students become detectives at Information Headquarters. They solve a mystery-and enhance their problem-solving and literacy skills.
Middle school is a crucial time in the development of problem-solving, critical-thinking, and organizational abilities. Students are struggling to find their place, even as they try to disconnect from authority figures. Still, they can be engaged by linking the development of the skills they need to an activity they enjoy—in this case, to creative fun, imaginative role-playing, and the chance to solve a real-life mystery.
Guided Research in Middle School: Mystery in the Media Center, Second Edition provides step-by-step guidance for students ages 10-14 that will help them learn to make inferences and explore ideas. The first section of this book describes lessons, strategies, information standards, and materials necessary to teach the lessons. The second portion is a student casebook, designed to guide students through the research process, while encouraging them to ask questions, be observant, and get actively involved.
Updates in this second edition include details about guided inquiry and guidance on promoting self-assessment by embedding reflection into the research process. This is done through guided reflection logs that help students focus on their information problem-solving skills. Strategic reading strategies will help students engage more deeply with text. Each lesson is accompanied by the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner to be implemented for that lesson. Modifications for differentiated instruction and flexibility for individualized instruction are also provided.
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