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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Project Approach: Phase 2—Getting Ready for Fieldwork
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/projects-phase2-getting/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El Método de Enseñanza por Proyectos. Fase 2: La preparación para recoger datos
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/projects-phase2-getting-sp/
Polish Version: Planowanie szkolnych projektów: Część 2- Przygotowanie do pracy w terenie
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/projects-phase2-getting-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
Curriculum
Language Arts
Language Development
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
SCIENCE
ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
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.
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
Learning Standards: 1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
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.
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.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.