Thanks for volunteering to mentor a 5th grade group for exhibition. If you are mentoring electronically expect a google folder shared with you from the students you have chosen to mentor. Make any comments on their comment google document, that will be the communication log between you and the students. You can make suggestions on this comment page for any changes and modifications you think they need to improve any part of their project.
We know this takes so much extra effort and time. We really appreciate all your help! If you have questions or need anything, please let us know.
Role of Mentor
- Check your groups’ google folders weekly
- Familiarize yourself with the Central Idea, your groups’ Lines of Inquiry, and questions
- Monitor your student groups’ progress using the timeline provided under hom as a guide
- Provide feedback, guidance, and weekly goals to students using the communication log in their folder
- Help students develop initial questions
- Set up a speaker that will initiate their research the following week
- Help students gather resources and provide guidance to make sure students' research aligns with the central idea and their line of inquiry
- Continue adding comments to their communication log.
- If you were able to get a community member to come talk to your group any day this week would be the time (5th grade teachers will be responsible for finding a place for the speaker and group to meet)
- Discuss information that students have found that doesn’t really fit in their research
- Review plans for presentations and audience activities the students are beginning to develop
- Make sure bibliography page is accurate
- Use a google doc planning sheet to help students plan and edit presentation (Google Slides, Flipcharts, plays, posters, etc.) Please help our students utilize more sophisticated technology within their presentations.
- Provide feedback.
- Help locate materials for presentation.
- If you can, please schedule a time during the day to have your group come practice their presentation to your class
- Be a constructively critical audience during rehearsal.
Websites for Students
Good websites found by mentors that students can use as they research