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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Project Approach: Phase 1—Choosing a Topic to Investigate
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El Método de enseñanza por proyectos. Fase 1: Cómo escoger el tema a investigar
Polish Version: Planowanie szkolnych projektów: Część 1- wybranie tematu
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
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
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
Learning Standards: 5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
Benchmarks: 5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.