Identifying and Developing a Topic Teacher Resources
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Developing Research Skills for Elementary Learners
Engage young learners in the research process. From how to use the Internet to perform searches, to investigating research topics and writing about them, this collection is sure to get beginning researchers on their way. Most of the resources in the collection are intended for upper elementary, however, they can be tailored to meet the needs of younger elementary learners as well.
K - 5th
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...
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Asking Probing Questions and Choosing a Research Topic
Begin the writing journey of an evidence-based essay detailing a rule to live by with a variety of activities to familiarize learners with the topic and jump start the brainstorming process. First, pupils take part in an in-depth review...
6th 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
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
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
Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation
New ReviewI Have A Dream ... that after the lesson, all individuals master the reading, writing, researching, listening, and speaking skills the biography project helps them develop. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves as a topic example for a model...
6th - 8th 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
History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history lesson to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror,...
Beginner 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks
Having a strong searching skill set can make a research project much easier and much for successful for pupils. Tackle finding evidence with the ideas included here. The ultimate goal is for class members to learn the stepping stones...
5th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Great Debate: Developing Argumentation Skills
"Advertising has no impact on whether people buy something." "Looting is morally permissible during national disasters and emergencies." "Gay teenagers should be allowed to take dates to the prom." Considering a class debate? Check out...
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Main Ideas about the Bullfrog
As your class reaches the end of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the seventh lesson in this literary unit helps third graders transition from reading narrative to expository writing. Scholars develop their note-taking skills as...
2nd - 4th CCSS: Designed
Development of the Cerebral Cortex
New ReviewHow do the many parts of our brains form as we grow and develop? Peer inside a developing brain using a short video. Topics include stem cells, differentiation, and the unusual way these specialized neurons organize themselves throughout...
2 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Worksheet for Choosing a Research Paper Topic & Developing a Thesis Statement
How do you choose a research topic? This helpful graphic organizer is provided to aid middle and high schoolers in organizing their initial thoughts and choosing a topic. They have to narrow their topic by culture, time frame, event,...
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Focus: Writing a Brief Research Paper
If you are planning on working on a research paper in your class, take a look at this resource first. Starting off with information about plagiarism, the series of activities briefly described here should give your pupils a general idea...
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Inspiration®: Mind Maps: Tapping Prior Knowledge and Developing Ideas
Mind mapping can be a great way to organize research in a visual way! Using Inspiration® software, learners create branches of topics and subtopics surrounding an area of interest. If you don't have this program, the visual approach to...
6th - 11th CCSS: Designed
Writing Effective Thesis Statements and Introductory Paragraphs for Research Papers
After reading on the topic of their paper, high schoolers work in pairs to assess how to write powerful, precise thesis statements. The introduction contains three statements: a universal statement, a bridge statement, and a thesis...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable