*You are going to research problem solving skills using the following sites.
*Use the note taking worksheet attached here to help you organize the
information found in these sites.
*Compare the steps in each site to create your own problem solving method.
*Use the dictionary site to look up words you may be unfamiliar with.
http://www.pitt.edu/~groups/probsolv.html seven steps to problem solving
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/products/I.want.my.way/I.Want.It.My.Way.html outlines the 6 steps to problem solving from the book “I want it my way”
http://www.teentouch.org/coping_problem.asp Define, brainstorm, action plan, evaluate----contains prompting questions http://www.region.peel.on.ca/health/commhlth/probsolv/psintro.htm Public Health. The first page lists the IDEAL method of problem solving.
http://www.region.peel.on.ca/health/commhlth/probsolv/psintro.htm Public Health. The first page lists the IDEAL method of problem solving.
*You will create a rough draft-pencil drawing-of a problem solving pamphlet for elementary aged kids. Your pamphlet should follow the tri-fold model.
*You may need to include a glossary in order to define some terms.
*You may want to consider drawing a picture to illustrate each step.
* Refer to the rubric to see the requirements for the pamphlet.
* Refer to the following site for some general ideas.
http://www.jcsu.edu/news/printshop/templates/tri-fold%20Brochure.doc pamphlet template
Days 3 and 4
*You will create the final copy of your pamphlet on the paper provided to you by your teacher. See the rubric so you know how it will be evaluated!
*Your teacher will provide you 3 letters from kids who have written for help.
*You should brainstorm ideas, using the problem solving techniques you have
learned from your research, to help the kids. Click here to link to
a brainstorming guide for help.
*You should write rough drafts of your responses for each of the three letters from
the elementary kids.
*Refer to the rubric so you know how your letters will be evaluated.
*Remember, in your responses, you should refer to the problem solving steps you
have learned about!
*Use this site to help you create a convincing letter! :-)
*You need to get 3 Peer Editing Forms from your teacher.
*Now, peer edit 3 responses from 3 different classmates.
*Submit your editing to your teacher for review.
*Your teacher will give your comments to the appropriate people.
*You are now ready to revise your letters and submit all drafts to
*Be sure to consider all the feedback you have recieved from your peers.
*Check the rubric so you know how you will be evaluated!
*You are now ready to write your final copies of the 3 letters.
*Refer to the rubric again if you need to do so.
This site contains letter writing templates for your responses to the kids.
*You have done it!!! Today you will submit and discuss final products! J