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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Project Approach: Helping Children Ask Questions
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/projects-questions/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El Método de Enseñanza por Proyectos. Cómo ayudar a los niños a hacer preguntas
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/projects-questions-sp/
Polish Version: Szkolne projekty: Pomaganie dzieciom w zadawaniu pytań
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/projects-questions-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Curiosity/Initiative
Language Arts
Project Approach
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT APPROACH
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
1.D. Speak using conventions of Standard English.
1.E. Use increasingly complex phrases, sentences, and vocabulary.
5.A. Demonstrate growing interest and abilities in writing.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
Benchmarks: 1.B.ECa. Use language for a variety of purposes.
1.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners (e.g., peers and adults in both small and large groups) about age-appropriate topics and texts.
1.B.ECc. Continue a conversation through two or more exchanges.
1.D.ECa. With teacher assistance, use complete sentences in speaking with peers and adults in individual and group situations.
1.D.ECc. Understand and use question words in speaking.
1.E.ECa. With teacher assistance, begin to use increasingly complex sentences.
5.A.ECa. Experiment with writing tools and materials.
5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
30.A.ECb. Use appropriate communication skills when expressing needs, wants, and feelings.
30.C.ECa. Exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner.