Guided Research in Middle School : Mystery in the Media Center
Using this inquiry-based process allows the teacher and librarian to assign mystery topics to individual students so they can conduct independent research on high-interest subjects. The book provides the tools and strategies teachers and librarians need to help students think and rethink methods of gathering and organizing information to solve complex research problems. These twelve, action-packed lessons guide students in using all types of library resources to meet their research needs.
- Paperback | 120 pages
- 212 x 274 x 6mm | 222.26g
- 26 Nov 2006
- Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
- Worthington, United States
- black & white illustrations
"If you and your students are tired of the same old research paper, La Dawna Harrington's new book will invigorate your projects. This book takes readers on a journey that involves researching an authentic mystery topic, finding three or more theories on what happened and why, presenting their research, and concluding with their speculations. Twenty-seven topic suggestions are given with 'What happened to cause the crew to mysteriously disappear from the Mary Celeste?' being the example that is used throughout the book. All the reproducible forms needed to complete the lessons are included in a student casebook section. The research process is introduced in detail using the acronym ANTHILL: Analyze; Nothing is something; Think of all your possibilities; Hunt for answers; Isolate/Interpret; Learn direction by reflection; Link it all together. Middle School students will learn all of the required skills, e.g. keywords, note-taking, and proper bibliographic format. The topics chosen will entice students to find out what happened and to formulate their own conclusions. This book will be extremely valuable as a new way to approach the research process. Highly Recommended." - Library Media Connection
About Ladawna Harrington
LaDawna Harrington is a librarian at Avenel Middle School in Avenel, NJ. Her published works include Guided Research in Middle School: Mystery in the Media Center.