After completing their latest unit of study, Library-Media Specialist Jennifer Epps gave the students a special challenge.
" I invited 4th graders to conduct research over a children’s book author of their choosing using the Big6 Model we just learned. They used the information to create a Google Slide Show on their own, then the students got to come to the library and have lunch with me while they presented it," Epps explained.
The Big6 Model integrates information search and use skills along with technology tools in a systematic process to find, use, apply, and evaluate information for specific needs and tasks.
During lunch, Epps and the group listened to each student as they presented their author.
"It was a great opportunity for the students to experience speaking in front of an audience. We learned new facts about the different authors they discussed. The students were able to see how they could learn from one another’s mistakes and saw the opportunities for growth. I loved the pride they showed as we congratulated each one with a round of applause."
"It was also so fun eating with the students," she added. "They really open up and have such great conversations while eating. They liked the fact that I ate too!"
Mrs. Epps says this was the first time to do this with fourth grade students and she hopes to do it again next year.