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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Project Approach: Phase 2—Doing Fieldwork
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/projects-phase2-doing/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El Método de Enseñanza por Proyectos. Fase 2: El proceso de recoger datos
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/projects-phase2-doing-sp/
Polish Version: Planowanie szkolnych projektów: Część 2- Praca w terenie
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/projects-phase2-doing-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: Art
Classroom Activities
Curriculum
Early Literacy
Language Arts
Mathematics
Project Approach
Science
Writing
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
PROJECT APPROACH
Goals: 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.
Learning Standards: 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.
Benchmarks: 5.B.ECa. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to express an opinion about a book or topic.
5.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
5.B.ECc. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to narrate a single event and provide a reaction to what happened.
5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
10.A.ECb. Gather data about themselves and their surroundings to answer meaningful questions.
10.B.ECb. Make predictions about the outcome prior to collecting information, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.