Identifying and Developing a Topic Teacher Resources
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Developing Research Skills for Elementary Learners
K - 5th
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.
Asking Probing Questions and Choosing a Research Topic
6th CCSS: Designed
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...
Research Writing: An Introduction for 4th Grade
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades: Music and Technology
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Encourage your class to explore their curiosity with a lesson on the research process. After pupils choose a topic of interest, they produce a research paper with textual evidence on their findings. They learn how to assess sources,...
Researching to Deepen Understanding: Research Framework (Grade 7)
7th CCSS: Designed
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...
Researching to Deepen Understanding: Research Framework
8th CCSS: Designed
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...
Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades: Design and Food
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How could Beethoven compose such beautiful symphonies if he was deaf? Why do bees pollinate some flowers and skip the others? Teach high schoolers how to research a topic of interest to deepen their knowledge and gain new understanding....
Worksheet for Choosing a Research Paper Topic & Developing a Thesis Statement
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
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 instructional activity to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the...
Research to Deepen Understanding: Research Framework (Grade 6)
6th CCSS: Designed
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...
Looking for Trouble - Using the Internet to Research Structured Controversy
6th - 12th
Discuss controversial issues with your charges. More importantly, discuss how you have to research both sides of a controversy before taking a stance. In groups, middle schoolers research the controversial issue of dog sled racing. They...
Writing Effective Thesis Statements and Introductory Paragraphs for Research Papers
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
I 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...
Creating Awareness through Action Oriented Writing and Research
8th CCSS: Designed
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...