Sunday, January 11, 2015

Elementary Research - Combining Classroom Instruction, Library, and Technology

Third graders in Mrs. Doherty's class have been busy researching their Massachusetts historical figures, an educational standard in our state.  Mrs. Doherty began the research project in her homeroom, matching students with Massachusetts figures.  Then Miss Carney, our librarian gave the class a cart full of biographies, non-fiction texts which provided students with a plethora of information.  To further support students' research, they came to the Library / Technology center at Pine Glen to have Miss Carney explain with examples, the importance of citing your sources when researching.  Next, students came to the computer lab to use the website: Britannica School Elementary,  at  and a graphic organizer provided by Mrs. Doherty, to further investigate and document facts and events.