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Researching to Deepen Understanding: Research Framework
The middle schoolers in your class have lots of experience typing questions into search engines. Take their questions to the next level with a unit focused on inquiry-based research. As pupils choose the topic for inquiry, gather...
8th CCSS: Designed
Researching to Deepen Understanding: Research Framework (Grade 7)
Your class may have access to all the knowledge in the world, but how can they navigate through it to develop a concise research project? A five-part unit guides seventh graders through the research process, prompting them to initiate...
7th CCSS: Designed
Creating Awareness through Action Oriented Writing and Research
Middle schoolers aren't too young to feel strongly about politics, social issues, consumer rights, or environmental problems. Demonstrate the first steps toward social change with a project about action-oriented writing. Eighth graders...
8th CCSS: Designed
Paper Workshop: Retrofitting Problem Statements
What happens when you're in the middle of a research paper and a new argument arises from the research? Young writers learn to retrofit their problem statements in the middle of the research process with a lesson focused on argumentative...
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
2nd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Research to Deepen Understanding: Research Framework (Grade 6)
The ability to research is a key skill that helps deepen understanding of information, find explanations to questions, evaluate sources, and make connections. Walk sixth graders through the research process involving identifying a topic...
6th CCSS: Designed
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...
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Researching and Note-Taking: Becoming an Expert on a Colonial Trade
Fourth graders work in small groups to become experts on different colonial trades in the eighth instructional activity of this unit. Working toward the long-term goal of writing a piece of historical fiction, young scholars read...
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
Researching and Note-Taking: Building Expertise About a Colonial Trade
Building on the previous lesson plan in this unit on colonial trade, the ninth lesson plan has young experts continuing their research and writing summaries of the information they find. To begin, children participate in guided practice...
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram, Outline, Publish
Research paper writing challenges learners' ability to research, plan, organize, write, and revise. Detailed, step-by-step directions, color-coded models, and a series of templates guide class members through the entire process.
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram, Outline, Publish
Bring research papers into the 21st century using this guide to Inspiration Software. Using a pre-made template, learners research and fill in various sections to organize their findings for the perfectly structured paper. They keep...
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Natural Resources and Synthetic Materials
All synthetic materials began as natural materials. An engaging instructional activity begins with a hands-on activity and an example of the type of research that scholars perform independently. Then pupils receive a topic and begin...
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Abraham Lincoln: A Time Line Research Project
Though Abraham Lincoln's life was tragically cut short, it was filled with accomplishments and inspiring moments that continue to influence American democracy. Explore the ways the 16th president of the United States made his way from a...
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable