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#3850. Research Activity

Reading/Writing, level: Middle
Posted Sun Dec 3 10:01:00 PST 2006 by Carrie (cat_carrie@yahoo.com).
SHSU, Huntsville, TX
Materials Required: magazines appropriate for the age group, a topic for each magazine
Activity Time: 45 mintues
Concepts Taught: conducting research

In groups of 3 or 4, students will work on researching their assigned topic that matches with the magazine they were given. For example, a horse magazine might have information in articles on hoofcare and there might be other resourses found in ads or sponsors of the magazine. I flipped through each magazine before passing them out and got a topic that I knew would be inside.

As the students flip through their magazine, they are to pretend they are doing research for that topic that they were given. Each group compiles information, facts, ideas, etc. from their magazine and creates a list of other possible resources gathered from the magazine.

This lesson illustrates the concept of research and offers practice in using print resources.