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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Creating Question and Answer Books through Guided Research
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Chart paper or butcher paper, colored markers, construction paper, and white photocopy paper
- Books from the Non-Fiction Insect Book List
- Example KWL
- Non-Fiction Insect Books
- Question and Answer Book List
- Partner Reading Checklist
- Sample Question and Answer Book
- Anatomy of a Hive
- Anatomy of a Worker Honey Bee
- Changing Cicadas Slide Show
- Dances with Bees
- Ask Kids
- Fun Stuff Coloring Book
- Insects for Kids
- Gather an assortment of nonfiction picture books about insects or any other topic. Also collect sample question and answer books to use as models for the writing activity. See the Insect Book List and Question and Answer Book List for suggestions.
- Find and bookmark Websites for quick and easy access.
- Create a list of ten questions about insects (or the topic that you've chosen for your inquiry project). The questions should be keyed to the information available in the sample Question and Answer Books that you've chosen to share in Session Four.
- Test the Anatomy of a Hive, Anatomy of a Worker Honey Bee, Changing Cicadas Slide Show, and/or Dances with Bees interactives on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.