|Title:||The Project Approach: Helping Preschoolers Represent What They Learn|
|Spanish Version:||El Método de Enseñanza por Proyectos. Cómo ayudar a los niños a representar lo que aprenden
|Polish Version:||Szkolne projekty: Jak pomóc przedszkolakom przedstawić to, czego właśnie się nauczyły
|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
● Classroom Activities
● Language Arts
● Project Approach
● Reading to Children
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
|● Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
|Learning Areas:||● LANGUAGE ARTS
● 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.