Brainstorming Research Topics Teacher Resources
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Brainstorming can be more than simply writing down a few ideas. Using the Inspiration Software program, learners visualize the process and learn about linking ideas to form logical relationships. Even without the program, there is still plenty to use here.
6th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 148 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Introduce your young writers to visual brainstorming. No matter the type of project, the provided templates will help class members generate and record ideas, organize information, and develop questions for further inquiry. The scripted plan includes templates, directions for the use of the software, models, and adaptations.
7th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Focus: Writing a Brief Research Paper
If you are planning on working on a research paper in your class, take a look at this resource first. Starting off with information about plagiarism, the series of activities briefly described here should give your pupils a general idea of how to write a research paper.
9th - 10th Language Arts 148 Views 170 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Beginner 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks
Having a strong searching skill set can make a research project much easier and much for successful for pupils. Tackle finding evidence with the ideas included here. The ultimate goal is for class members to learn the stepping stones method, which will help them discover new information and probe more deeply into their research topic.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills 63 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Gather some information, print it onto sentence strips, and then have your class physically shuffle the cards to better understand the importance of organizational patterns in writing. Middle school learners examine information for a research topic, sort the information they found, and create a thoughtful organizational pattern.
7th - 10th Language Arts 21 Views 317 Downloads
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson plan on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to get familiar with them.
6th - 12th Language Arts 44 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Researching and Note-Taking: Building Expertise About a Colonial Trade
Building on the previous lesson in this unit on colonial trade, the ninth lesson has young experts continuing their research and writing summaries of the information they find. To begin, children participate in guided practice where they read and summarize an informational text as a whole class, learning to focus on the question words who, what, where, when, and why.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 59 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students analyze a graphic from an article and predict what the article might be about. After reading an article, they discover a journalist's experience of traveling across the United States to compare fast food restaurants. They brainstorm ideas for their own narrative and research the topic to write an article.
6th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 171 Downloads
Advanced 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks
Research was very different in the past. Pupils once had difficulty finding sufficient information, but now they have the opposite problem. Show your class how to pick the best resources out of the millions of sites an online search will bring up.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 20 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Intermediate 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks
Online resources take many forms: blogs, search engines, news websites, documents, wikis. In order to conduct effective research, pupils should become familiar with different formats so that they can more easily choose suitable sites for their information.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills 36 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Assessing Research Materials
Teaching learners how to evaluate a research source is an important part of the research process. The fresh idea here is that groups first develop a list of reasons why resources should be evaluated, transform these reasons into criteria, use the criteria to develop a rubric, and then test their rubric against two resources (one reliable, one not).
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 41 Views 117 Downloads
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book or a multimedia project for an oral presentation.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 12 Views 211 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
PowerPoint Research Reports
After brainstorming suitable subjects, fifth graders use the Internet to research a topic of interest, and create a PowerPoint presentation that serves as a visual aid to accompany a speech they make to the class. The activity presents class members with an opportunity to explore the features of PowerPoint.
5th Language Arts 16 Views 82 Downloads
Young researchers can become paralyzed by the amount of information they find and its lack of organization. Help them outline using Inspiration, which is available on a free 30-day trial basis (link included). The lesson outlines the mind mapping tool functions, complete with visuals and strategies.
5th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 166 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What Is the Writing Process?
Use this packet to support a narrative writing assignment. The materials included in the packet center around a prompt for writing about a rite of passage. Each part of the writing process is described and demonstrated. After reading the information and model, pupils apply the each concept to their own essay.
7th - 12th Language Arts 204 Views 145 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Decision Point: Understanding the U.S.’s Dilemma Over North Korea
Simulate the Situation Room and analyze the US's relationship with North Korea. The plan starts off with a quick review and an examination of a online timeline that updates as the situation continues. Next, the class reads an article and answers some questions about the topic.
7th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and respond to the provided questions.
7th - 12th Language Arts 47 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Select a Topic for an Argumentative Essay
How do you choose a topic for an argumentative essay? Support your young writers through this vital first step in crafting an argumentative essay as they construct a list of possible topics, free write, and then work to choose the topic with the most quality.
4 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading and Taking Notes on Colonial Trades
In the tenth lesson of this unit, young scholars learn to categorize information as they continue researching their colonial trade. During guided practice, the teacher models how to read informational text slowly while sorting the information into short bulleted notes.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 60 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Space and Beyond
Young astronauts blast off into an exploration of space. Their mission is to research a space topic, create a slide show that showcases their subject, and design an activity related to the topic. Researchers are challenged to present in a way they would want to be taught.
5th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads