This week we will be starting a new project. We are going to study animals. Each child will choose their top three favorite animals and we will do our best to pick their number one choice. Each student in our class will be assigned a different animal. The students' will be doing some research and writing a report. The step-by-step process of organizing and writing a report is more important at this early writing development stage than the amount information gathered. Each child will be setting up a research folder with specific steps to follow. We will then transfer our reports and create a Quadrama. After our quadrama is complete, the students' will create a video and watch their presentations. This is a fun and exciting project and I look forward to see their completed products! Here is an example of what a Quadrama looks like:
Students read to find information from a variety of reference sources, follow a structured writing process to complete a simple report, and practice basic computer operations as they research an animal and create a presentation.