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- Wakefield, RI
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Fifth and sixth graders identify the structure of a research paper. They practice forming guided questions and use sources to find answers. In addition, they cite their sources on a graphic organizer. Practicing these skills and this organization will surely transfer to middle school!
Did you just assign a research project to your high school class? Begin the research process with this presentation. Give your class ideas about where to find information, how to evaluate sources, and how to properly cite them. The format followed is MLA, making this perfect for high school learners!
Pupils research extreme weather conditions using a variety of online tools from Scholastic's Weather Watch. They compare and contrast findings and give an oral presentation of their research. The links to all mentioned online resources are included, as well as accompanying worksheets and rubrics.
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. Multiple resources and reproducible materials are included.
Get your class to use the scientific process to solve a scientific problem. They utilize the Natural Inquirer magazine to identify a research question which they write an introduction to and collect data to answer. They use graphs, photographs or charts to simulate their data while they create a Natural Inquirer style article. Note: This lesson plan could be used with any magazine.
Animals are quite amazing! Kids from multiple grades can explore investigative writing by completing this worksheet in class. They identify several animal topics they are interested in researching for the purpose of a class project and they use the provided Linking Word chart to capture the name of the animal and words associated with the it.
How do you write a career research paper? First, middle schoolers choose a career they want to research. They then gather information, develop a thesis statement, and cite sources MLA style. They are asked to explain their career paper to their parent and friends before submitting it for a final grade. What can they learn about their career choice?
Young historians interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources in this American Revolution activity. They select topics from the time era that they are interested in researching. Additionally, they follow the provided directives to conduct research and write research papers on their topics.