Hi again —
We’re trying to get a head start on this year’s “Nudging Toward Inquiry” columns, so here’s a request for your best tips about how you’re deepening your work with K-2 researchers.
Here are some questions we have on our mind as we think about research with emergent readers:
- How are you using multimedia (e.g., photos, videos) to remove barriers between the student and the content? In other words, how do you minimize adults needing to read content aloud to students?
- How are you dividing up groups? Homogenously? Heterogeneously? Or do kids work alone?
- How do you sustain student engagement with a topic if you’re on fixed schedule and projects take multiple weeks to create?
- Do you do several short projects or a few long ones?
- What is the collaborative role between you and the teacher?
- At what point, if any, do you hand off the work to the teacher to finish in the classroom?
- How do you assess? What are you looking for?
- How do you deal with citation with this age group?
- What digital or print resources are particularly helpful?
- How do students share what they’ve learned?
- How do you teach search to this age group?
We’d love to hear from you (and have a chance to get a few of these columns written before the busy school year begins!).