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High school writers will benefit from learning the basic elements of analytical and argumentative research before completing their first research project. If you're looking to provide more guidance to your learners, pause at certain slides (6,7,9) and have pupils apply the information on those slides to their personal topic.
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.
Ninth graders simulate a research project to discover how archaeologists study about the people and the past. After completing an archaeological inquiry worksheet, they base their research project on objects found at various locations in the school. In groups, 9th graders make inferences about those who use the objects.
Young historians interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources in this American Revolution lesson. 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.
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.
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.
Demonstrate how to cite information from Internet sources without plagiarizing. If your class is working on an Internet research paper, and you have observed learners cutting and pasting directly from the Internet, the activities and methods involved here should help your class understand how to properly cite and paraphrase research. The handout attachments are only available if you register, so you might make your own. A cited article is in the additional materials.
Students use substitution and the elimination method to solve linear systems in order to solve linear programming problems. They solve two linear programming problems. The first one, Researching Research Papers, involves three variables; the second, The Busing Problem, involves four variables.
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. Young writers then use this formula to develop the introductory paragraph for their research papers.
While reading A River Runs Through It, have your high schoolers work on their final project, a multi-genre research paper. There are 10 clear steps for completion but not much additional help. For early high schoolers (or lower-level learners), consider providing some scaffolds to jump from ideas to organization to writing.
Author Pearl Buck's, The Good Earth is the central focus of this terrific eighth grade language arts lesson. Essentially, it is a very thorough study of the book. While reading, there are worksheets embedded in the plan to be completed. There are many postreading assignments as well, all supported with worksheets. This is a fine educational resource to complement the study of this book.