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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Project Approach: Helping Preschoolers Represent What They Learn
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/projects-helping/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El Método de Enseñanza por Proyectos. Cómo ayudar a los niños a representar lo que aprenden
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/projects-helping-sp/
Polish Version: Szkolne projekty: Jak pomóc przedszkolakom przedstawić to, czego właśnie się nauczyły
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/projects-helping-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
Language Arts
Project Approach
Reading to Children
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
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.
30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
Benchmarks: 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.C.ECb. With teacher assistance, recall factual information and share that information through drawing, dictation, or writing.
10.B.ECa. Organize, represent, and analyze information using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs, with teacher support.
11.A.ECb. Develop and use models to represent their ideas, observations, and explanations through approaches such as drawing, building, or modeling with clay.
11.A.ECf. Make meaning from experience and information by describing, talking, and thinking about what happened during an investigation.
11.A.ECg. Generate explanations and communicate ideas and/or conclusions about their investigations.
30.A.ECe. Use materials with purpose, safety, and respect.