Do Some Research: Bones in the Body
Where are the smallest bones in your body located? Using the Internet and/or library, young biologists locate, illustrate, and write an explanation of where these tiny bones can be found.
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How Do We All Live Together?
Explore the concepts of community and point of view with these activities complementing the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Following a class reading of the story, ask students to either draw a map of the...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 Science CCSS: Adaptable
Famous Person Research Project
Provide pupils with a series of questions to guide their research during your next class research project on famous persons. The questions cover a wide range of research points, from basic information, such as birthplace and physical...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introducing Research Folders and Generating a Research Question
Take the next step in the writing process with a lesson geared towards the completion of writing an evidence-based essay about a rule to live by as Bud did in Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Pupils collaborate with their peers...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Paragraph Form in Argumentative Writing
It's time to do some body building with the fourth lesson of this series on persuasive writing. After creating a thesis statement and brainstorming supporting ideas and details, young writers begin creating the body of their...
8 mins 3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Before We Travel, We Research
Context is key when it comes to historical research. Prior to field research, class members learn as much as they can about the site they are going to visit. Groups investigate and prepare presentations about the history of the site, the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Beach Bodies (In Spoken Word)
"But we're tired, and exhausted, from trying to be something we're not." Insecurity from body image can play a significant role in adolescence and into adulthood. Watch as two young poets tackle this issue head on through the creative...
4 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Determine a Research Question
After researching a particular topic, your young writers will learn how to determine a focused research question by asking themselves, "What do I want to teach others?" Watch as the narrator demonstrates how to work your way through a...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed