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Meet you again in iHomeschool Network Blog Tour. For 31 days, we are having a seri of visiting the authors of The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas from 55 moms about 103 topics in 560 pages . It is an honor for me being involved in the book writing. This is the first time I write an essay using English and published internationally. Thank you very much for iHomeschool Network to manage all of the things.
Today I would like to take a sneak peak to my writing in the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, How to Start Research With Your Logic Stage Kids (Grade 5-8) in page 64. The idea writing about a brief how to research essay came from the day when I taught in the library of a national plus school in Surabaya. I was really happy working surrounded by books and multimedia devices at the library. I was waiting to get my children old enough to introduce the simple research skills or the information skills to rise the sense of inquiry in learning. I believe that research skills which are parts of the information skills can be used in many different both academical subjects and life experience. I am writing the essay in the book to remind me and to inspire everyone about the importance of the research skills.
What you can find in How to Start Research With Your Logic Stage Kids (Grade 5-8)
- How important research skills are
- The steps of simple research skills for the middle school ages with simple explanation
- Some points to notice and pay attention in each of the step
What you cannot find in How to Start Research With Your Logic Stage Kids (Grade 5-8)
- Worksheet for each step
- Information in planning and assessing the research skills
- Exercises for each of the steps
I try to write each of the not included topic separately.
This is our third year of homeschooling the boys and it seems they are going to be ready to do some research skills. We haven't done complete research skills as I wrote in the essay yet, but we are heading to the ideas at the moment. We don't have any appropriate library at all to visit, I would like to be honest. However, we have some science and social studies references and gadgets to be our resources. I know they are far away from being enough. On the other hand, I try to encourage my children to be able to use other forms of information resources, such as observation, interview, etc.
At the moment, we are using research skills in mainly in Geography and Science. Both materials are getting more and more serious. Their reference is getting longer and more complicated. It is impossible for me to go one on one all of the time with them. Therefore, I start to introduce some information skills including the research skills for them to be more independent in learning.
For my beloved readers, I would like to provide 4 pages of simple scientific research process that you can use with your children in many different topics and subjects. These pages are included in the Basic Science Notebooking Pages and Graphic Organizers. To use these pages, you might read the steps in Big Book of Homeschool Ideas at How to Start Research With Your Logic Stage Kids (Grade 5-8), pg. 64 – 71.
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