Authors: Amanda O. Latz, Ed.D., Cheryll M. Adams, Ph.D.
Product Code: 0487
ISBN: 9781618210487
Pages: 244
Availability: In stock.

Action Research for Kids provides teachers with comprehensive, creative, and hands-on units to engage students in action research. Students will benefit from learning about quantitative and qualitative research practices that can make a real difference in their lives and those within their communities. Within this text, teachers can select a lesson or use whole units as students explore research methods such as survey research, experimental research, life history, and photovoice in fun lessons that ask them to create a library wish list, interview people in their communities, lobby for cookies in the cafeteria, and experiment with preservatives. Each lesson comes with detailed instructions and ideas for differentiation.

Grades 5–8


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by Sarah J Batt
on 6/29/2014
from Indianapolis
Great resource for teaching, program planning
While Action Research for Kids is designed to introduce students to strategies for conducting active research projects insightful teachers will notice the many links the activities provide to curriculum standards.  If you’re intrigued by project based learning or connecting technology to your students’ real world experiences, this book provides both solid lesson plans and ideas to enhance lessons you’re already teaching.  The authors provide good explanations for research methods that reach far beyond what most of us think about when we hear the word “research.”  Each unit includes outcomes, background knowledge and vocabulary, materials needed and suggests ways to differentiate instruction for all kinds of learners.  New teachers will value the step by step unit implementation guides, while experienced teachers will be inspired with ideas to extend learning.   Action Research for Kids could also be a valuable resource for youth workers and school or public librarians.
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