As part of the Common Core Writing Standard 2.7 and their curriculum unit on rocks and minerals, second grade students participated in a shared research and writing project in which they read a number of sources on how rocks are made and recorded their notes on paper and then in a shared google document. Students used two online databases, Pebble Go and Facts4Me, to find out: how one class of rocks is formed, some rock examples, what are its properties, and how they are used today. Because each student researched only one class of rocks, after taking notes on their own graphic organizer, the students in each "rock class" shared their information with the class on a Google document. Here is Ms. Wegley's class shared information:
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.