Grades 5-8 Sidebar BCPS K-12 Research Grades 5-8 Research Guide Grades 5-8 Research Glossary

Kuhlthau, Carol C., Leslie K. Maniotes and
Ann K. Caspari. 2012. Guided Inquiry Design:
A Framework for Inquiry in Your School
Libraries Unlimited.

Guided Inquiry Process Evaluate Share Gather Open Explore Identify Immerse Create Evaluate Share Create Open Explore Identify Immerse Evaluate Share Create Gather Open Explore Immerse Evaluate Share Create Gather Open Identify Immerse Evaluate Share Create Gather Open Explore Identify Evaluate Share Create Gather Explore Identify Immerse open

Reflect on learning
Go beyond facts to make meaning
Create to communicate
Skills Analyzing and synthesizing information
During the Gather phase you collected notes from a variety of resources. It's now time to analyze and synthesize your gathered information to create meaning. This step will help you decide the best format for your presentation based upon your notes, purpose, and audience There are many formats for creating and presenting your research findings. (written, oral, visual, performance, audio, video, multimedia, etc.). Once you have selected the format, use the resources below to begin
Skill-builders & Tools

Drawing Conclusions

SIRS iThinkTutor- Drawing Conclusions/Supporting Evidence

Put It All Together, Chapter 2: Sift Your Information

Drawing Conclusions from Information Graphic Organizer

EasyBib Grouping Your Notes

Interactive Inferring Activity from Into The Book

Inferring Anchor Chart- The Curriculum Corner




Planning Document

Storyboard Template

Storyboard for a Video Project- CTE Online via Creative Commons

Make Your Point: Creating Powerful Presentation,Outlining

EasyBib- Creating an Outline

Choosing Your Presentation Type

Presentation Planning Document




Best Practices
Written Presentations

Research Skills: Introduction to Presenting and Communicating Research- Safari Montage Video

Make Your Point: Creating Powerful Presentations, Chapter 3: Looking Good

Make Your Point: Creating Powerful Presentations, Chapter 4: Be Prepared

Tips on Making Presentations- University of Kent

How to Improve Your Presentation Skills- Wiki How

Print Presenation Video

BCPS Writing Place page on Pre-writing, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing.

Stages of the Writing Process from Loyola University Chicago: Covers Pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing using fairly simple language.

Oral Presentations
Visual Presentations

Presentation Skills

Oral Presentation Skills from Ohio Wesleyan University

15 Strategies for Giving Oral Presentations

Oral Presentation Skills Video




Creating Multimedia Presenations Video

Slide Transitions Video

Creating Digital Brochures

8 Tips to Create Epic Visual Presentations

PowerPoint Do’s & Don’ts

PowerPoint Presentations Do’s and Don’ts

Avoiding Design Mistakes When Creating Visuals - (Learning Object, Wisc-Online)

Performance Presentations
Audio Presentations

Performance Skills

Learn How to Freestyle Rap

How to Choreograph a Dance- Wiki How

How to Use a Microphone- Parker Vision TV Curriculum

Creating a Simple Voice and Music Podcast with Audacity

Audacity Tutorial

Video Presentations
Multimedia Pesentations

Video 101: Shooting Basics

Timeline of Scenes Interactive Planner


Multimedia Presentation Skills Video

The Write Source- Multimedia Computer Reports

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