Project Based Learning works best when students are proficient collaborators. Students need to read and write proficiently as well as be able to respectfully and productively work together. More and more these days we are requiring our students to work together to research and create projects. But not all of our students are good at working together - collaborating.
The Common Core State Standards are rigorous and prepare our students to be College and Career ready. Collaboration is a skill that our students will need to be successful throughout their lives.
Reading Standards for Informational Text K-5
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
CCSS 5.RI.7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer
to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently
CCSS 5.RI.9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject
CCSS 5.RI.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. a. Read on-level text with purpose
Text Types and Purposes
CCSS 5.W.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
CCSS 5.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Production and Distribution of Writing
CCSS 5.W.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
CCSS 5.W.7 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
CCSS 5.W.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Speaking and Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration -
CCSS 5.SL.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.