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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Project Approach: Children Taking Surveys
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El Método de Enseñanza por Proyectos. Cuando los niños hacen encuestas
Polish Version: Szkolne projekty: Dzieci uczą się o pracach badawczych
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Project Approach
Social Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
18. Explore people and families.
Learning Standards: 2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
10.A. Generate questions and processes for answering them.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
18.A. Explore people, their similarities, and their differences.
Benchmarks: 2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
5.B.ECa. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to express an opinion about a book or topic.
5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
10.A.ECa. With teacher assistance, come up with meaningful questions that can be answered through gathering information.
10.A.ECb. Gather data about themselves and their surroundings to answer meaningful questions.
10.B.ECa. Organize, represent, and analyze information using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs, with teacher support.
11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
11.A.ECc. Plan and carry out simple investigations.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
11.A.ECe. Use mathematical and computational thinking.
18.A.ECa. Recognize similarities and differences in people.