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Research for Real
Fifth graders research a topic of their choice using the Internet and databases that are found in the media center. They evaluate the resources and follow a process to create a research paper.
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Research and Study Skills: Textbook/Trade Book
What is the difference between a textbook and a trade book? Learners read the short passage and information provided before completing the questions that follow. A home activity is also provided that encourages parents to flip through a...
4th - 5th English Language Arts
BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
POW! A Peanuts Collection
Make a study of Charles M. Scultz's famous comic strip Peanuts in your language arts class. Class members read and discuss the baseball-themed book POW! A Peanuts Collection. After talking about themes and vocabulary, they complete...
6 mins 3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Listening Closely and Taking Notes: Colonial Trade Podcast About the Wheelwright
Voices from the past. Young scholars listen to a podcast interview with a historical re-enactor as they continue their research in the eleventh lesson plan of this unit on colonial trade. Applying their close reading skills, learners...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Ornithology and Real World Science
Double click that mouse because you just found an amazing instructional activity! This cross-curricular Ornithology instructional activity incorporates literature, writing, reading informational text, data collection, scientific inquiry,...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Google Sites for State Research
State reports take on a whole new look as class members learn to use Google Docs and Google Sites to post their research into the history, the geography, climate, agriculture, and industry of a state. Kids create a Google Site, use...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable