The 4-F Latitude Project
Final Evaluation Rubrics
Day to Day Work
Volcano Web Sites
1. Monday- January
27th. The project began today. Students gathered down in the
library to have a PowerPoint introduction to some key non-fiction
materials, by Ms.Clark, and to run through a relay to practice finding
information. Later that day, the students assembled their process journals
and reviewed the sequence of events that would happen over the next two
Here Jonathan and Rebecca keep their heads down and dig deep to find the
answer during the relay!
2. Tuesday, January 28th. Today, the class focused on designating
synonyms for the key words of their questions and predicting what
encyclopedias would have the information they needed. In the library, the
students selected an encyclopedia and then followed key steps in search
process to narrow where in their article they had to read when it became
time to do so. After the library session, they wrote their first process
and her arm, get serious about her encyclopedia charting!
Click here to see the process
skills the children were following for encyclopedias and non-fiction
3. Wednesday, January
29th. In class, the
students were introduced to the steps for finding information from
non-fiction books and how to document. They wrote models in their journals
and, for the first half of the library time, the student went back to
their original encyclopedias and wrote down key word notes about their
questions following an introduction to the behavioral rubrics they were
being evaluated with. The second half started with the groups
gathering back on the mat to review the characteristics of the non-fiction
books and deciding which books would be the best fit for each question.
After this was completed, the children began their non-fiction book
Brad and Jonathan having a dig at the non-fiction books.
Click here to see the non-fiction
books and their attributes.
30th. Today was a continued researching day. The students were
able to use both kinds of books to help them answer their six
Monica, Tanner and Noah talk over information.
31st. It was web searching steps today! The children were
introduced to Boolean searching. They discovered how keywords could define
the amount of sites they could get. Too, they learned the value of
quotation marks and the plus and minus signs in specific student centered
helps Anna Y. locate a search engine on her laptop.
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October 31, 2009