Students pick a topic which interests them.
Each student goes to the front of the class and solicits topic sentences and detail questions to be answered from his report. I assist in note-taking for each student.
Students go to the school library, learn the simple skills of library use, and do research trying to find answers to the questions asked by classmates.
Students report to the class, giving answers to questions asked.
I assist each student in writing the first draft of his report. Conference time is scheduled until the paper is produced in final form. There is a space in the library reserved for these papers.
The class is divided into panels for oral reports and discussions of topics worked on. About four students per day form a panel.