The Thoughtful Researcher: Teaching the Research Process to Middle School Students

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-06-15
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

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Rankin provides learning activities to help middle and junior high students develop the skills necessary to carry out the steps of the research process. She also explores the roles of time management and the visual display of information, and she outlines techniques that can help practitioners reach their own insights and conclusions about teaching the research process.

Author Biography

VIRGINIA RANKIN is a Teacher-Librarian at Odle Middle School, Bellevue, Washington.

Table of Contents

List of Handouts
Teaching Research in a Middle School: May You Live in Exciting Timesp. 1
Becoming a Reflective Practitioner: Change Is the Only Constantp. 9
Performing a Presearch: Build on a Solid Foundationp. 23
Generating Questions: A Sense of Wonderp. 31
Planning: It's Really Great to Metacogitatep. 43
Managing Time: Everybody's Problemp. 59
Searching for Information: Location, Location, Locationp. 71
Evaluating Sources: Thinking Criticallyp. 87
Notetaking: No More Copyingp. 101
Reading for Information: Making Meaningp. 117
Thinking Skills: Constructing Knowledgep. 131
Information in Visual Formats: The Eyes Have Itp. 145
Creating a Quality Product: An End to Mediocrityp. 175
Assessing Process and Product: The Research Assignment Starts Herep. 183
Sentences to Summarizep. 201
Indexp. 205
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