What is Waste? 15 Volume Set
Inquiry Box
PYP Springboard

By Julia Gardner
June 2011
Hodder Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781444147339
94 pages, Illustrated
$375.00 Box Set

PYP Springboard inquiry boxes can be used flexibly by teachers and students of the International Baccalaureate® Primary Years Programme, supporting a school's inquiry programme and the teaching of the units of inquiry.

The What is Waste? Inquiry Box is for ages 3-6. It contains a collection of mixed-ability fiction and non-fiction books to enable students to practise research skills and explore their own lines of inquiry within the unit. The teacher's manual gives guidance and support offering:

  • Links to the appropriate transdisciplinary themes and skills, key concepts and PYP attitudes
  • Suggestions for central ideas
  • Questions to ask the students to provoke meaningful discussion and inquiry
  • Ideas for learning engagements
  • Flexible assessment sheets and research organisers
  • Formative and summative assessment ideas
  • Links to the learner profile
  • Links to other disciplinary concepts.

  • Table of Contents:
    Up to 15 fiction and non-fiction books
    32 page Teacher's Manual
    A4 list of the books in the box (for reference)
    Series overview
    What is our purpose?
    Links to the transdisciplinary themes
    Main ideas of the unit
    Central ideas
    What do we want to learn?
    Key concepts
    Tips on how to guide lines of inquiry
    KWL chart
    How might we know what we have learned?
    Assessment opportunities
    Ideas for formative assessment
    Ideas for summative assessment
    Assessment good practice
    Assessment sheet
    How best might we learn?
    Tuning-in activities
    Ideas for learning engagements
    Disciplinary concepts
    Transdisciplinary skills
    Example Research Organiser
    PYP attitudes
    What resources need to be gathered?
    Resources and the classroom environment
    Aspects for English language learners
    Supporting and extending students with learning differences
    Planner ideas
    Assessment and research sheets

    List of book titles:

    What is Waste?: Teacher's Manual
    Be an Eco Hero at Home
    Be an Eco Hero at School
    Go Green: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    How it's Made: A Glass Jar
    How it's Made: A Metal Can
    How it's Made: A Paper Bag
    Making a Difference: Reusing Things
    Planet Patrol
    Reading Corner Phonics: In the Shed
    Reading Corner Phonics: The Old Tin Bath
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Food Waste
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Rubbish & Litter
    Why Should I Recycle?
    Why Should I Save Energy?
    Why Should I Save Water?


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