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Common Core Writing Strand: The Research Paper Template for Standards 7-8

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Considering a research paper for freshman and sophomores? Here's a template designed to meet the W.9-10.7 and 8 Common Core writing standards. Writers outline their research question, claims, counterarguments, support, commentary, and...
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Big6 Research Project

For Teachers 8th Standards
Do research projects at your school look like a class of eighth graders staring at a blank screen? Use the Big 6 research method to guide middle schoolers through the process of finding a topic, searching for and evaluating sources,...
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Test Your Research Skills - Things to do in London

For Students 5th - 7th
In this research skills learning exercise, students complete sentences by inserting names of places in London. A word bank of twenty words is given for twenty questions.
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Research Paper: Editing Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th
Use this detailed and thorough editing checklist for your juniors and seniors to peer edit research papers. It is directed specifically at biographical studies they conducted about authors, but you could easily adapt it for other writing...
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Research Paper Structure

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Fifth and sixth graders identify the structure of a research paper. They practice forming guided questions and use sources to find answers. In addition, they cite their sources on a graphic organizer. Practicing these skills and this...
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How to Set Up a Research Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Show your students how to set up a research paper using Microsoft Word. What a great step-by-step video!
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Test Your Research Skills - Spotlight on Derby, UK

For Students 6th - 8th
In this research skills worksheet, middle schoolers answer ten multiple choice questions about the city of Derby in the UK. Questions refer to parts of the city and some history of the city.
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Research Skills and Non-fiction Reading

For Teachers 6th
Develop your students' research skills by using this primary source analysis lesson plan. They will view selected images and documents from the Library of Congress and analyze them in order to improve their research skills. Digital links...
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A Great Invention

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Try out a writing prompt that is great for a warm-up or an in-depth research project! Have kids describe an important invention and trace its development over the years. Use the writing prompt in a language arts class, social studies...
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Ocean Research Project

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Set up research centers and encourage your class to learn about sea creatures. They create their own written factual sentences and illustrations about a specific sea creature. Consider having them create a simple flip book to showcase...
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Caravel: Research Skills

For Students 6th - 10th
In this research skills worksheet, students research the 11 listed ship parts of a 15th century caravel. Students then draw and label a caravel.
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The House of the Scorpion: Multigenre Research Paper

For Teachers 7th - 10th
As the culminating project for a unit study of The House of the Scorpion, class members craft a multi-genre research paper to demonstrate not only their depth of knowledge of a topic of interest to them, but also their understanding of...
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Handout #27 Research Project Step Five: Revisions

For Students 12th
Use this revision checklist to assist your class with identifying areas for improvement. This handout was originally intended for research project within a unit on Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China; however, this checklist is general...
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Research Paper

For Teachers 11th
An outline for a research paper assignment lists the expectations, grading rubric, and due dates for an extended research writing project.
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Ancient Mesopotamia Research Project

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students use the internet to research Ancient Mesopotamia and create a billboard with relevant information. In this Ancient Mesopotamia Research Project, students are assigned a specific topic by the teacher. Students then take notes and...
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Writing a Research Paper

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students work through the steps of writing a research paper in this lesson. They define their problem and decide what sources of information to use. They read, take notes, and organize the collected data. Finally, they write the...
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Digging Up Artifacts On Line

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why is it important to preserve historical documents and artifacts? Examine the role of primary source documents and the availability of these documents on the Internet. Middle and high schoolers write a journal about the nature of...
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Revolutionary War Era Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young historians interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources in this American Revolution lesson. They select topics from the time era that they are interested in researching. Additionally, they follow the...
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Worksheet for Choosing a Research Paper Topic & Developing a Thesis Statement

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
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,...
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Documentary-Style Research Projects

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Show your pupils how to use guiding questions to help them focus their research into a topic. Using the framework provided by these questions, researchers explore a topic, collect interesting facts, and prepare a PowerPoint presentation...
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Notable West Virginian Research Project

For Teachers 9th - 11th
What do Pearl S. Buck, Stonewall Jackson, and Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. have in common? Why, they are all famous West Virginians, of course. Researchers visit the Famous West Virginians website and select an individual to use as the...
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You Can't Buy Love - But You May Need Toilet Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What will I be? What do I want to be? What will I have to do to achieve this goal? These are the essential questions that launches a research project that asks like-minded individuals to identify their goals, the costs of the practical...
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12th Grade Expository Reading and Writing Research Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The beauty in this resource is the lengthy list of highly charged, controversial-issue research topics. Categories include issues of race, politics, law, environment, education, athletics, gender, and technology. After selecting a topic,...
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Research project

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore reference materials and then complete a research project.  In this research project lesson, 8th graders choose the best reference source to use. Students learn to correctly site sources for their project. Students...