Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Handouts for Inquiry Workshops

Here are digital copies of the handouts for this week's inquiry workshop.  Even if you don't get to come to the workshops, these papers are still useful for you.  Most of them are PDFs to preserve the formatting, but I've also included the regular document versions of some so that they're easy for you to adapt for your own lessons and activities.

First up are the workshop agendas:  Intermediate workshop (doc)  Primary workshop (doc)  Primary Workshop (pdf)

Here's a simple question web that I use at the beginning of inquiry units.  You can easily make your own or find one online if this one isn't right for you:  Question web

This is a generic song-writing worksheet.  I also make more specific ones for different units.:  Song worksheet pdf  song worksheet doc

This planning guide is just to help you get started planning your own inquiry units.  You'll probably want to start adapting this one to best fit your style.  Inquiry Unit Planning Guide (pdf)  Inquiry Unit Planning Guide (doc)  Activity Stations Planning Guide (pdf) Activity Stations Planning Guide (doc)

Here is the two-column notes sheet I tend to use most.  I'm sure there are many other examples of this style organizer out there on the web, and it's very easy to make your own.  Two column notes (doc)

And finally the interest survey.  There are many, many of these out there.  This is the one I made and use, but, again, you can find others or modify this to fit your needs.  Interest survey (doc)

Now for an assortment of other papers that I might mention or you might find helpful:
Time and Space Machine Photo Permission Slip (doc)
Self-Checkout Guide for Magazines (doc)
Self-Checkout Guide for Books (doc)  This is for Circ Plus from Follett.  You can easily adapt it.

I will eventually have research journal examples on here, but they didn't translate well to Google Docs so they need some work.  If you would like something emailed to you, let me know.

Happy planning!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mary,
    I was one of the librarians in your audience at the SLMS conference in May. I'm a K-12 librarian in Eastern NY. I just wanted to let you know that I am so glad that you presented there as you have given me many fresh ideas to use in my library. I found out before school ended that the number of times I will see my students will double this coming school year which sent me back to the drawing board with my curriculum. Thankfully your blog and ideas from the conference have really helped make that easier. So, I'm sending you a big heartfelt thank you and keep up the GREAT work!