A great friend of mine, Chandra Verbic, has just launched her professional
education blog. This blog is one you've got to add to your reader! Chandra's purpose is to inspire teachers to try something new and make themselves better teachers by striving to be lifelong learners. She is posting about a variety of classroom subjects including technology and has an incredible knack for staying on top of current literacy ideas that are inspiring and ready to implement immediately.
Visit her site here.
Chandra is the teacher responsible for introducing me to wonder bubbles. This is one of my all time favorite student research units. It can easily be adapted to teach to grades 1-6. Students learn about research, taking notes, using a variety of sources, and nonfiction text features in this unit. She has blogged about her wonder bubbles in detail and has also included her link to her full write up for the unit in her Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Here are a few pictures of the wonder bubbles that our students have created through the years in this research project: