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1. Begin the topic by brainstorming what the children already know about the subject 2. Concept map the ideas into categories.This can be used for developing work on information retrieval, paragraphs, subheadings bullet points and being able to write non- chronological reports, explanations or recounts. 3. Develop K. W. L or Quad Grids . K.W.L.what the children know already, what they want to know and later what they have found out - Quad -Question, Answer, Detail, Source.Discuss what they know already ,pinpointing in particular any misconceptions. 4. From the K.W.L.or quad grids develop questions for the focus of the investigation. .Discuss the quality of the questions and the range of question words.Also what sources of information would be useful. 5. This is the point in the process where the C. P. M. or teacher would model how to take notes or skim and scan for information. 6. Make sure that the questions are answered in the following research. 7. Develop knowledge of skimming and scanning for information. 8. Teacher model how to take notes. 9. Use the notes for a purpose i.e. within a writing frame,in a letter, writing a chapter of an historical novel, an article for a geographical magazine, etc. 10. Interview the children to find out whether they now find accessing information easy or difficult.Discuss what skills they have learned and how they approached the research. 11. Teacher observes the children again to see how well they apply what has been modelled. Particularly monitoring the progress of the children identified for the action research. 12. Record results of the observation. 13. Use the above strategies in the next term’s topic. 14. Monitor and assess the results after the children have followed the whole process. READING FOR INFORMATION AND WRITING TO INFORM.
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