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Middle schoolers finalize and polish a research paper.  In this research writing lesson, students revise and double-check the corrected version of their first draft.  Middle schoolers peer edit and create a final draft.  Students create a presentation of the information for the class.
Synthesizing and analyzing information is an important skill for future adults to practice. With field trip Earth, they should choose a topic that interests them (or you could provide sample topics), obtain background information, and write a research paper. There's a list of components needed in the paper, but create a comprehensive rubric so learners can easily access the information. 
Fifth graders complete a research paper with the conventions of either the MLA or APA formats. They survey a subject, select a topic, conduct research, develop a plan and write a research paper. In addition, a variety of resources are used to obtain the needed information to write the research paper.
Fifth graders practice writing research papers by investigating U.S. history. In this Revolutionary War lesson, 5th graders identify the British and American roles in the historic war by researching the Internet. Students prepare a research paper on the Revolutionary war by following a guideline checklist as they research.
Fourth graders research a famous person in Michigan history. They will use at least three different resources including technology to conduct their research. They then will use various forms of technology to create individual research projects and a class slide show presentation of their topics.
In this lesson, the students solve two linear programming problems. The first one. Researching Research Papers, involves three variables; the second, The Busing Problem, involves four variables. During the lesson, students work together to solve problems
Students research a website to look for potential topics for a research paper. They develop a narrowed prioritized subject list on an index card (3X5) using word processing program.
Ninth graders continue to work on their research papers including to credit and cite all resources used, incorporate a style manual, electronic databases, online resources as well as a Works Cited page. In addition, they orally present their papers.
Learners research influences on African American literature. They research someone who has influenced the development of African American literature and create a multi-genre research project. They create a photograph poem, character sketch, personal narrative or newspaper article, diary entry or letter, and cartoon, advertisement, or song.
Research skills are extremely important and they can be linked to any subject. Get your class thinking about scientists that study the polar region, what they do, and how they get funded to continue their research. Each child uses a worksheet and the Internet to research five to ten different polar scientists. After a week's time, the class engages in a full discussion on what they have learned about polar science, scientists, and the research process.
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. This resource includes a useful handout and describes a categorizing activity for small groups. To make the instructional activity more meaningful, teach it during a research project and ask class members to relate their searching to their projects.
Fifth graders peer edit. In this editing lesson students use a research paper checklist with a partner. Students read their research paper to their partner while their partner assesses according to the items on the checklist.
Fourth graders review all the materials they've studied about the rain forest and begin to organize their research paper by choosing a topic. They begin by rereading the introductory book, "The Great Kapok Tree," by Lynne Cherry as well as work on a graphic organizer for the beginning of their research paper.
Sixth graders are provided with a trade simulation, practice using economic vocabulary and an opportunity to use research skills focused on trade interdependence. The pre-assessment engages students in a vocabulary match game to help students make links with their prior knowledge.
Third graders conduct research on a selected animal and complete a research paper in a six-week process. They conduct the research, publish the research paper using Microsoft Word, and create a visual aid to present their animal oral report.
Students investigate the benefits of SAV (submerged aquatic vegetation) and reasons for a reduction in SAV in coastal ecosystems. They design a research project that could help restore SAV that has been depleted in the coastal habitat.
Students determine the importance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and how it can be restored in coastal regions. Students describe causes for reduced SAV coverage in coastal ecosystem and discuss a research project that would help improve SAV restoration programs.
Students, in groups, identify the strategies needed to create a business letter, practice writing a business letter, and decide which sections of the NASA research project to include in an information packet.
Students engage in a project that shows how the completion of a research project, on a subject such as immigration, leads to the increased understanding of the world around them. They utilize an outline imbedded in this plan to guide their research.
In this research paper worksheet, students fill in an outline of their research project. Included is the title of the project, their hypothesis, an introduction paragraph that they analyze as well four supporting paragraphs and a conclusion paragraph.

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