Research Process Teacher Resources
Find Research Process educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 853 resources
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 39 Views 115 Downloads
Credibility of Sources
Examine the research process and how to determine the credibility of sources. The class watches biographical and historical films before researching facts about the time period, events, and persona that are depicted in the films. This project culminates in a written and oral presentation.
11th Language Arts 16 Views 131 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 8 Views 165 Downloads CCSS: Designed
4th Grade Animal Report
Congratulations, your learners have just been hired as zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo! Their first job is to help set up new exhibits by researching and giving a presentation about different animals. Provide each young researcher with this project outline that includes all the specific requirements and a step-by-step description of the research process.
3rd - 5th Science 65 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Research Writing: An Introduction for 4th Grade
Writing a research paper has never been so easy! From choosing a topic to publishing the final draft, this presentation covers all the steps in between. Show this to your class in a single lesson, or cover it a few slides at a time as you walk the them through the research process.
4th - 6th Language Arts 29 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Literature biography project
Build upon your learners' skills in research, note-taking, outlining, and expository writing, while providing them an opportunity for independent learning as they complete a literature biography project. The activity is broken down into six easy steps, from making their choice on what author to research, to the writing of the bibliography.
6th - 8th Language Arts 70 Views 100 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Good introductory paragraphs hook the reader’s attention, explain the purpose of the paper, express the writer’s opinion about the topic, and indicate the main arguments that the writer will use to support the opinion. Follow the script provided by this resource to model for your class crafting an introductory paragraph.
4th - 8th Language Arts 101 Views 679 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ask a Librarian
Discuss how asking questions is a vital part of not only the research process, but the lifelong process of information literacy. Middle schoolers work in small groups and practice the skill of asking questions. Afterward, they complete an assigned worksheet.
6th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 102 Downloads
Does The Lab Coat Fit?
Students describe the steps in the research process and identify the three requirements for a true experiment. They define independent and dependent variables. They discuss the Agriscience Student of the Year award and list the five categories of participation in the FFA Agriscience Fair.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Power of the Written Word-The Diary of Anne Frank Research Project
Eighth graders research famous or infamous men who had great power over others during World War II using four types of sources of information: books, encyclopedias, newspaper or magazine articles, and the World Wide Web.
8th Language Arts 5 Views 117 Downloads
Getting acquainted with a librarian and the research process
Students brainstorm ideas about a librarian and their responsiblities and abilities to assist them then they complete an assignment tracking form in class. They record and reflect on information seeking activity then discuss their fingins in class.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 33 Downloads
American Historical Fiction Journal
Eleventh graders research how cultural change, technological advances, and social customs of the 20th century are depicted in American literature. Based on this research, they write an original work of American historical fiction.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Researching and Writing
Designed for teachers, this resource identifies problems learners face when attempting a research project and approaches instructors can use to help their class members overcome these obstacles. Suggestions are included for how to help researchers narrow the focus of their search, make sense of data found, and craft rational, organized arguments.
11th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
My Personal Wellness
Merge technology and wellness. Class members complete inquiry-based research on a personal wellness issue and create an annotated bibliography, uploading their completed work to their personal wellness websites. Prior to beginning, your class should have their own sites set up so they can upload and share their work.
9th Health 44 Views 38 Downloads
Alternative Energy Sources
After reading the True Story of the Three Little Pigs, sixth graders consider the use of sustainable and alternative energy sources. They participate is a panel discussion on the topic, conduct research and present their findings orally. This lesson is driven by research and discussion which make it collaborative and engaging.
6th Language Arts 14 Views 25 Downloads
Research Paper Structure
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!
5th - 6th Language Arts 52 Views 464 Downloads