What does student research look like in your classroom and with your students? What types of research are your students doing? After reading this chapter, do see new opportunities for student research in your classroom? Or are you modeling different types of research? It will be very interesting to see the answers to these questions considering we have participants teaching a variety of different grade levels and subject areas, along with administrators and media specialists.
Next week we will read and discuss chapter 7, "Navigating Ideas."
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