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The Private Eye: Handouts
Research Basis, Downloads
and More



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WORKSHOP SLIDES

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1Brochure
Research Basis of The Private Eye Process

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Print the five page PDF version of our brochure to share with your colleagues.

2Research Basis
Research Basis of The Private Eye Process


This document shows the underpinnings of The Private Eye's research based instructional strategy.  Read how The Private Eye correlates to what Marzano, Bransford and other leading education theorists say is how students learn.

(For in-depth correlations to Marzano's Instructional Strategies see also.)

3Lesson Handout:  One-inch Pond and The Private Eye with NGSS and Common Core Alignments
  One Inch pond

4Private Eye Activity Sheet Primary level  K-2 #1 -   Master Pack selection
Activity Sheet Primary #1

The starter activity from our Activity Sheet Master Packs Set K- 2.

The sheets guide learners through increasing levels of sophistication using The Private Eye process.  Each activity becomes the basis for extended discussion, inquiry, writing and research

5 — Private Eye Activity Sheet Intermediate level 3-Adult  #1 -  Master Pack selection
Activity Sheet Primary #1
The starter sheet from our Activity Sheet Master Packs Set 3-Adult.

These sheets guide learners through increasing levels of sophistication using The Private Eye process.  Each activity becomes the basis for extended discussion, inquiry, writing and research.

6 — The Year-Round Private Eye
The Year-Round Private Eye approach



Suggestions for setting up a year-round Private Eye classroom, with sample subject areas and project; along with a planning worksheet.

 

WORKSHOP SLIDES
7 — Overhead Slide: Tools & Process of The Private Eye

Professional Development with The Private Eye: Workshop & Materials Portrait


Use this overhead to
demonstrate the steps of the
Loupe-Analogy-Loop.

 

8 — Overhead Slide: What Can You Do With Your Loupe List?
Professional Development with The Private Eye: Workshop & Materials Portrait


Use this overhead to show your students some choices for what they can do with their Loupe-Analogy Lists.

 

9 — Overhead Slide: The Private Eye Writing Wheel
Professional Development with The Private Eye: Workshop & Materials Portrait


Choose your favorite lines from your Loupe-Analogy List and
a section from The Private Eye Writing Wheel to generate your writing projects.

10 Submit Student Work to The Private Eye Website! Parental Permission Form
Private Eye student art

11 The Private Eye Lesson/Unit & 21-Day Plan
       
 
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