Sunday 6 October 2013

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

I hope this blog post finds you well and in good health.

For the past three weeks, during the class library visit, students from grades 7 to 9 have been developing their research skills by using ResearchReady, an online learning platform. 

They were given a pre-assessment test to see where they were at concerning their research skills. The following week, we went over the results, and we started the first unit called Sources, Sources, Sources.  Each week, the students have one or two lessons to do online. I am able to monitor their progress to see if there are any gaps. The following week, we discuss the past lesson(s) and the next upcoming lesson(s). 

At the end of each unit, there is a quiz. These quizzes will be marked and included in the report card.  I cannot emphasize enough the importance of doing all the lessons. All the students know that if a problem arises, I am just an email away; I will reply promptly, inshaAllah. 

Research is and will continue to be part of their personal life and their academic life, so we need to give them the skills that they will need to be successful, inshaAllah.

Please note what we will be covering in the next little while, inshaAllah:

Sources, Sources, Sources: 7 lessons in this unit;
Internet 101: 11 lessons in this unit;
Website Evaluation: 13 lessons in this unit;
Conquer the Research Process: 9 lessons in this unit;
Cite it Before You Write It: 7 lessons in this unit;
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: 12 lessons in this unit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian
70 Fieldrow Street
Ottawa Ontario K2G 2Y7
Tel: 613-226-1396