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CHURUBUSCO â€” Itâ€™s all fun and games at Churubusco Elementary School â€¦ well on a special night anyway. Recently, parents and second-grade students in Pat Naragonâ€™s class finished a five-week-long Project Based Learning (PBL) activity with fun and games the children created themselves.
â€śIn Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem or challenge,â€ť said Naragon.
Through the project, the students encountered several real life experiences. The project itself met many different comprehension standards, which included â€ścompare and contrast,â€ť â€śsummarizing,â€ť â€śfantasy and reality,â€ť â€śproblem and solutions,â€ť â€śstory elements,â€ť â€ścharacter traits,â€ť â€śgenre studies of fiction,â€ť â€śnonfictionâ€ť and â€śhistorical fiction.â€ť
It also covered language standards of friendly letters and response to literature. Twenty-first century skills of collaboration and presentation were also stressed throughout the project. The project itself took approximately five weeks to complete.
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