Guided Research in Middle School: Mystery in the Media Center, Second Edition provides step-by-step guidance for students ages 10–14 that will help them learn to make inferences and explore ideas. The first section of this book describes lessons, strategies, information standards, and materials necessary to teach the lessons. The second portion is a student casebook, designed to guide students through the research process, while encouraging them to ask questions, be observant, and get actively involved.
Updates in this second edition include details about guided inquiry and guidance on promoting self-assessment by embedding reflection into the research process. This is done through guided reflection logs that help students focus on their information problem-solving skills. Strategic reading strategies will help students engage more deeply with text. Each lesson is accompanied by the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner to be implemented for that lesson. Modifications for differentiated instruction and flexibility for individualized instruction are also provided.
- Step-by-step lessons with all supporting materials, such as templates, standards, handouts, worksheets, and pre- and post-assessments for tracking student progress
- Collaborative planning exemplars
- A reproducible Detective Casebook for student use
- A promotion certificate
- Original illustrations
- A list of recommended reading