PBL Turns a Book into Reality
This post originally appeared on the blog maggiemenkus.com.
I am a teacher who LOVES to teach students about literature. Books open the doors to students’ imaginations so they can explore life’s possibilities. Students learn about authors and their mastery at creating a story. There are no limits to the number of paths a book can take in the classroom.
But I discovered a longer path with books when I added Project Based Learning into my lesson planning! I discovered that I could not only tap into students’ imaginations, but I could turn a book into something real in their lives! Here’s how my 6th grade project reflects each of Gold Standard PBL’s Essential Project Design Elements.
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