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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 2 - Case Study - Conducting Research on Colonial Americans

For Teachers 4th Standards
Use these 16 lessons to help fourth graders comprehend informational text as they read about different roles colonial Americans played on settlements. The class specifically studies the "wheelwright" trade and then break into groups to...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
The final unit in Module 3A focuses on research skills. The 10 lessons in the collection have students examining how businesses can impact working conditions. Using a case study of the garment industry, class members learn to gather...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
The final unit in the 2b Module has seventh graders  researching how media and advertising perpetuate gender stereotypes. To begin, class members examine the role of gender in Pygmalion, look at advertising in the 1890s, and read the...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 4, Unit 2: Researching Consequences and Stakeholders of Michael Pollan’s Four Food Chains

For Teachers 8th Standards
Which of Michael Pollan’s four food chains described in The Omnivore’s Dilemma would best feed the United States?  To answer this question, eight grade teams research other articles and resources and build a cascading consequences chart...
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Using Information Correctly

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Four videos make up the "Use Information Correctly" series designed for 21st-century learners. The collection focuses on how to avoid plagiarism by citing sources, understanding copyright laws, learning how to copyright their original...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 1, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Free Verse Inside Out and Back Again Poems

For Teachers 8th Standards
The third and final unit in Module 1 asks students to craft two research-based, free verse, narrative poems that capture the experiences of refugees from a specific culture. Poets draw inspiration from their reading of Thanhha Lai's...
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EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 3, Unit 3

For Teachers 9th Standards
Introduce freshmen to the writing process with a unit that shows them how to craft an informative, expository paper that addresses a research question. They learn how to develop a central claim, an engaging introduction, how to avoid...
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EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 3, Unit 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation provides the anchor text in an inquiry-based unit project that requires ninth graders to use sophisticated research skills. Learners focus on accurate search engine techniques including searching...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 3, Unit 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
Research writing is all about the process. Scholars work through the steps of the investigative process in a unit that asks them to create a research portfolio, examine several possible topics, and search for resources on these topics....
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Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Transform drafting into crafting with a collection of materials designed to enrich your seventh grade writing unit. Each resource addresses one or more Common Core standards for persuasive writing, informational writing, and narrative...
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Project-based Learning: A Dynamic Approach to Classroom Learning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Project-based learning. What is it? What are the benefits? The pitfalls? What preparation is necessary? Skills? Tools? This collection of articles, apps, worksheets, lesson/units plans, and project suggestions will get you started on the...
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Innovative Research Skills for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
No matter what technology is available to your middle schoolers, the basic tenets of research remain the same: analyzing primary and secondary documents, verifying the validity of sources, and citing sources properly. Explore a...
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Developing Research Skills for Elementary Learners

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
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...
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Writing: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Resources designed to address argumentative, information, and narrative writing Common Core standards can be found in this collection. Materials that address writing production, distribution, and research are also included. Take a look...
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Performing and Presenting Research: 7th ELA Grade Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The W.7.7, W.7.8, and W.7.9 Common Core standards revolve around conducting, gathering, and presenting research. Solid research skills will serve your students well across the disciplines throughout their academic, and perhaps...
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We Can Do It!: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
We Can Do It! is the theme of three differentiated English language arts units—challenge, extra support, and English language development. The collection offers leveled instruction with the support of detailed lesson plans, activities,...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “What is the virtue of a proportional response?”

For Teachers 9th Standards
High schoolers investigate the dilemma of a proportional response with a lesson about the history of terrorism and militant extremists in the United States. As they examine memos from the FBI and speeches from Presidents Bush and Obama,...
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 9-10: Music and Technology

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
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,...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: Energy Crossroads

For Teachers 6th Standards
How did Benjamin Franklin feel when he discovered electricity? He was shocked! Writers put their their argumentative writing skills to the test in the fourth and final unit containing five scaffolded parts that first explore an energy...
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Grade 6 Literacy: Can Animals Think? Unit

For Teachers 6th Standards
Can animals think? Learners develop their thinking abilities by reading Linden's essay and constructing an evidence-based response. Complete with rubrics and exemplars to evaluate writing, the resource also has suggested pre-, during,...
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Work That Matters: The Teacher’s Guide to Project-Based Learning

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Whether new to inquiry-based learning or experienced with its protocols, you'll find much to value in High Tech High's comprehensive guide to project-based learning. Designed for educators, the guide has everything instructors need to...
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Research to Deepen Understanding Grade 6: Research Framework

For Teachers 6th Standards
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...
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Advanced Word

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
How do you manage the formatting of a lengthy document, like a research paper or dissertation, in Microsoft Word? Discover how to use built-in tools to organize research and citations in a Word processing document, automate tedious...
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Report on Research: New Study Finds High Rates of Fast Food and Soda Consumption Among California Teens

For Students 8th - 10th
Prior to writing a research paper, it is important to learn how to read and analyze informational texts. This worksheet includes a brief report, including data, on California teens' diets. Several readers' and writers' response questions...
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Digging into Halloween

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
New ReviewHalloween is the topic of a writing lesson that challenges scholars to research the holiday and create an information product such as a brochure or oral report. A presentation activates prior knowledge in preparation for a small group...
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Planning the Performance Task

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewClass members work in pairs and use an Ad Analysis planning guide to begin planning their final tasks. After sharing ideas with their partners, learners begin working on their final products.
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Individual Research

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewClass members choose an ad they want to analyze for their performance task. They then read specific text based on the ad they chose. The instructor guides learners through a Model Research Synthesis document in which they try to...
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Setting Purpose for Research: What are Fair Working Conditions?

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewLife may not be fair but working conditions should be. Scholars research working conditions at Wegmans by studying the company website. They complete a working conditions anchor chart and discuss their findings in a think-pair-share...
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Using Biographies for Sequencing, Main Idea and Details

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Amelia Earhart is the focus of a activity that challenges scholars to determine the main idea and details of biographical texts. Small groups read a biography, respond to several questions, and put events in sequential order to create a...
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Ambitious Women Artists at Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Ambition is the keyword of a activity that focuses on the contributions made by famous female artists. Specifically looking at European artists, Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, scholars examine a piece of their work then...
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Grade 11 Literacy in Social Studies: Research Paper

For Teachers 11th Standards
The lesson guides young academics through the steps in producing a 10-page research paper on any topic in American history. Historians begin by formulating a thesis and gathering resources, then move on to creating an outline, and end...
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Pay it Forward

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to measure kindness? Middle and high schoolers give it a try with a research project that tracks random acts of kindness. After planning seven ways to secretly improve the lives of others, learners use observational logs...
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Extranjeros and Expansion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A three-part lesson gives light to the Unites States expansion from the view of Texans, New Mexicans, and Californians. Through videos and written activities, scholars work collaboratively to research specific individuals and their...
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Student-Determined Data Analysis

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
You can't argue with the numbers. Scholars complete activities to prepare for writing a data analysis report. Writers select a research topic and complete a data analysis tool. They share their questions based on the data with peers and...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 9

For Teachers 10th Standards
So what is the plan? Scholars are now ready to complete the final instructional activity of independent research before finalizing their plans. At the end, they turn in all research tool sheets and research frames, as well as organize...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Scholars work through an investigation process to narrow down a question to research. Learners begin by examining the research process, creating a research portfolio, and then vetting two or three possible topics. For extended work, they...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 13

For Teachers 10th Standards
Is that your final answer? As part of the last lesson, scholars finalize their research portfolios. They review all of their claim tools and gain the perspective of others as they discuss their work with a group. To finish, they write...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 12

For Teachers 10th Standards
Opposites attract. Scholars choose one of their claims from the previous lesson. They then must think about the opposite view of that claim and create a counterclaim, discussing them with classmates. To help guide the discussion, they...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 8

For Teachers 10th Standards
Take it one step at a time. Scholars use the steps learned in lessons three through five to guide their independent research. While using the steps, learners complete research tool organizers to record their thinking, sources, and...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 7

For Teachers 10th Standards
Scholars begin to work on their research ideas from the first six lessons independently. They use their previous work in the first six lessons as well as a research checklist to guide their work. To finish, they complete graphic...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 6

For Teachers 10th Standards
Choose your path carefully. When beginning research, learners must figure out which inquiry path to follow. After determining a path, scholars guide their research based on the theme they chose to further refine the questions they...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 4

For Teachers 10th Standards
Scholars take a close look at evaluating sources and the information that comes from them. Learners review their research plans, use a handout organizer to learn how to correctly take notes, and begin annotating. They practice what they...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
Is that source reliable? Learners take a close look at determining which sources give reliable information to use for their research. Scholars use organizers to examine each source based on credibility, accessibility, and relevance....
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
There are no bad questions—or are there? Scholars learn how to create effective questions to guide their research by first creating questions for their peer's research topic. Learners then vet classmates' questions before narrowing down...
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Evaluating Sources: How Credible Are They?

For Teachers 7th Standards
How can learners evaluate research sources for authority, accuracy, and credibility? By completing readings, discussions, and graphic organizers, scholars learn how to properly evaluate sources to find credible information. Additionally,...
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The Long Wall of China

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
While some aspects of the Great Wall of China are known, other parts of its story are obscured by time. A research lesson asks scholars to consider what we know and don't understand about this wonder of the world. The class then compiles...
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AP® English Language Special Focus: Using Sources

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What is the most effective way to teach scholars how to write a research paper? Educators explore the topic with the AP® English Language and Composition exam resource. The reference material guides teachers in best practices for using...
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2004 AP® Psychology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Time influences mental health and behavior, but how? Learners explore the topic with authentic College Board materials. Using another scenario, scholars consider the various research methods used to explore the connection between stress...
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Black History Month Report

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As part of Black History Month, class members investigate in depth the life and work of an African American musician.
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Protesting Violence without Violence

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The ultimate legacy of Emmett Till's violent death is its role in the non-violent roots of the Civil Rights Movement. A lesson compares contemporaneous articles with the lyrics of Bob Dylan's "The Death of Emmett Till" and prompts...
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Writing the Position Paper

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Building a hamburger is just like ... writing a research paper? Scholars create their own reports on their individual nations in the fourth lesson of an eight-part series on the Model United Nations. Using the hamburger graphic...
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Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some of Julius Caesar's fellow Romans saw him as a benevolent, heroic leader, while others could only view him as a self-serving tyrant. High schoolers survey popular opinions of Caesar, including a passage written from two different...
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Honors Theses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
For those enrolled in a college honors program, four years of hard work culminate in one paper—an honors thesis. A handout outlines the steps to writing the paper, beginning with a sample timetable and time management instructions. Once...
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Citing Sources: APA Style

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's more than simply polite to cite the sources used when conducting research—it's a necessity. A handout on APA style outlines how to cite a wide variety of sources, as well as how to format a research paper so it aligns with APA...
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APA Style CENTRAL® FAQs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
To teach something effectively, it helps to go straight to the source. An FAQs guide outlines how to effectively use the resources provided by APA Style Central to properly format citations. Included information covers topics such as how...
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Policy Brief

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Not all writing assignments take the form of an essay. When it comes to politics, it's all about policy briefs. This type of writing is the topic of an informative handout, which is part of a larger series on specific writing...
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Oral History

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
There's no better way to learn something than to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. A handout on oral history, part of a larger series on specific writing assignments, explains how to conduct interviews and use the information...
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Dissertations

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Bring on the coffee—it's dissertation time! As a handout on dissertations explains, over 50 percent of PhD candidates never finish their dissertations. The handout, part of a larger series on specific writing styles, helps motivate...
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Annotated Bibliographies

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When researchers write a paper, they become curators of information. It's their job to determine the best sources of information on a topic and use those sources to inform their writing. As part of a larger series, a handout on annotated...
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Abstracts

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some of the best information to include when writing a research paper doesn't come from books, magazine articles, or informational websites—it comes from dissertations. However, reading an entire dissertation is often a daunting task....
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A Kid’s Life in Australia

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Use a activity on slang to establish research and discussion skills among young scholars. As a class, or in small groups, learners use the scientific questioning process in order to research a question and draw a conclusion based on...
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Plagiarism

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
As many unfortunate journalists have learned, taking someone else's ideas and passing them off as your own is never a good idea. It's called plagiarism—and it's a big deal. Thankfully, a handout helps writers learn how to avoid...
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Step Four: Working with Websites

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Almost every profession today relates to websites in some way! The resource tasks the class to fill out three individual graphic organizers to help them analyze each website they visit.
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Cogheart and Moonlocket

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Peter Bunzi takes readers to the Victorian era with two stories, Coghaert and Moonlocket. Accompany the literary time warp with a companion packet that offers a plethora of exercises. Learning opportunities include activities for before,...
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Citation Builder

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Does the publication date come before or after the title? Should there be a comma between the location and year? The answer depends on whether you're using the MLA, APA, Chicago,4or CSE/CBE style guide. A citation builder clears up...
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Writing Informative Text: School Days

For Students 5th Standards
A three-part writing assessment challenges scholars to think critically about schools of the past and present. Learners read informative texts, answer questions to prepare for a discussion, research in small groups, complete a Venn...
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Writing About Literature: Comparing and Contrasting Characters in Heidi

For Students 5th Standards
Scholars read excerpts from the story, Heidi, in a three-part assessment that focuses on comparing and contrasting characters. Each part contains three tasks that challenge learners to discuss, answer comprehension questions,...
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Writing an Opinion: Student Council

For Students 4th Standards
A three-part assessment challenges scholars to write opinion essays covering the topic of the student council. After reading three passages, writers complete a chart, work with peers to complete a mini-research project, answer...
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Understanding Assignments

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In high school and college, most writing assignments go beyond simple questions such as "What is your favorite moment from childhood?" To help writers understand complex writing assignments, a short video from a larger series offers a...
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Understanding Assignments

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"What do we have to do again?" Chances are you hear this question all the time. Here's a handout that offers scholars tips on how to understand college writing assignments. Class members learn strategies to help them decode assignments...
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Conclusions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you see phrases such as in conclusion or this is my paper about, you know you're about to read a poorly worded conclusion. A tip sheet, the fifth resource in a series of handouts to improve writing, helps scholars craft better...
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College Writing

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
No matter how difficult high school writing may seem, college writing presents challenges of its own. The fourth in a series of 24 handouts from The Writing Center at UNC breaks down the expectations for college writing. Scholars learn...
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 11-12: Design and Food

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
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....
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Figures and Charts

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes words aren't the best way to get information across to the reader. The eighth handout in the 24-part Writing the Paper series describes different type of figures and charts to display complex information in a paper....
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Evaluating Print Sources

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Not all sources are created equal, so how do you evaluate them? Writers learn how to evaluate print sources based on elements such as audience, tone, and argument in the sixth handout of 24 in the Writing the Paper series from the...
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Wonderful Words for Writing!

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Twenty slides make up a set of festive, May-themed writing prompts designed to grab scholars' attention and warm-up their writing skills. Prompts include story starters, holidays, research questions, the five senses, and more! 
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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rome wasn't built in a day, but researchers can be with proper scaffolding. This writing unit has scholars write a research paper through scaffolding of various parts of the process. Learners begin with identifying a topic and crafting a...
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Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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Writing an Opinion Requiring Voting

For Students 5th Standards
Challenge writers to compose an essay detailing their stance on, and the history of, voting. Three assignments, each broken down into three parts, requires fifth graders to take notes, read and complete charts, write paragraphs, compare...
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Thomas Jefferson and Monticello: An Introduction to Writing Historical Fiction

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Thomas Jefferson is one of the most recognized names and faces in America—but is there more to the third president of the United States? Upper elementary and middle schoolers conduct research on Jefferson, his famous home at Monticello,...
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Holidays Around the World

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Let's focus on a holiday from around the world! Young researchers choose a holiday from somewhere around the world, and conduct research to answer questions about the holiday. It can be used anytime during the year!
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December Writing Journal

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
December writing activities galore! With everything from poetry to research to descriptive writing to writing about things that represent December, there's no way you will run out of options.
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Is Most Published Research Wrong?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't believe everything you read! The Veritasium playlist offers a lesson describing the validity of published research. According to their information, there is cause to question most results. 
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Before We Travel, We Research

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Writing Informative Text: Did Shakespeare Write Shakespeare?

For Students 7th Standards
William Shakespeare penned some of the richest and most fascinating works of literature—or did he? Middle schoolers read three brief informative passages and conduct additional research to evaluate the claim that Shakespeare did not...
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Magic Isle: Lesson Plan 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers complete a writing assessment task to demonstrate their ability to craft a narrative based on a variety of informational texts. They view West of the West's documentary Magic Isle, read three print resources about the...
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Eclipse Classroom Activities: Cultural Significance Project

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
What better way to celebrate eclipses than across cultures? Explore myths of solar and lunar eclipses from ancient cultures like the Chinese, Ancient Greek, Mesoamerican, Incan, Egyptian, Ancient Babylonian, and Middle Eastern. Learners...
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Arlington Springs Man: Lesson Plan 1

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learning to craft quality questions is a skill that can be taught. Class members use the Question Formulation Technique to learn how to create and refine both closed-ended and open-ended questions. They then view West of the West's...
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Writing an Argument: The Grand Coulee Dam

For Students 6th Standards
The benefits of building the Grand Coulee Dam were enormous—as were the drawbacks. Learners read different points of view on the construction of the dam, including the famous Woody Guthrie song and firsthand accounts from nearby...
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The Legendary King of San Miguel: Lesson Plan 3 - Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The documentary, The Legendary King of San Miguel Island, introduces the fascinating tale of Herb Lester, his family, and their life on San Miguel Island. Viewers have an opportunity to expand their study of the island and of Lester's...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 8

For Students 9th Standards
Writers complete editing and polishing the final draft of their research paper and submit the document for assessment.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 7

For Students 9th Standards
As the unit on research writing draws to a close, class members continue to revise and edit their papers, this time focusing on grammar, spelling, and punctuation (colon and semicolon).
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 6

For Teachers 9th Standards
The focus of the eighth lesson in the editing process is on flow and cohesiveness in the entire research paper. Class members examine color-coded pre-and post-revision model paragraphs and then work in pairs to revise and peer review...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th Standards
Class members examine examples that model how to develop and maintain a formal style and an objective tone in informative/explanatory writing. They also engage in a peer review activity and then revise their work based on the feedback...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 4

For Students 9th Standards
Cohesion within and between paragraphs is the focus of the fourth lesson in a unit on crafting a research paper. Class members examine models that lack cohesion and ones that are cohesive and logically developed before using what they...
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Academic Reading Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
From A to Z, learners define, draw, and find examples of specific reading focus skills in an alphabetized reading vocabulary packet. Words include dialogue, theme, text structure, genre, paraphrase, and many more.
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Abraham Lincoln: A Time Line Research Project

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Though Abraham Lincoln's life was tragically cut short, it was filled with accomplishments and inspiring moments that continue to influence American democracy. Explore the ways the 16th president of the United States made his way from a...
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10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
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Civil War Newspaper

For Teachers 8th Standards
One photograph can represent so much more than the images on the film. Eighth graders select a photograph from the Civil War era and conduct additional research based on the subject matter from the picture. Once they complete the...
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Build Your Dream Science Lab

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Would your ideal science lab be filled with bubbling beakers and zapping Tesla coils? Or would it contain state-of-the-art computer technology and data analysis? Dream big with an innovative lesson that connects math and language arts...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th Standards
Plagiarism is the theft of intellectual property. To avoid this crime, class members learn how to create a works cited page and how to craft in-text citations. After examining a high performance model paragraph and an example of a...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
After a peer review of their outlines, class members examine a model of an effective, engaging introduction and then craft the first draft of the introduction to their research paper.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
The opening exercise in this instructional unit introduces class members to the writing process they will follow to craft an informative, expository research paper that addresses their research question. To begin, writers are asked to...
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Nanotechnology Grant Proposal Writing

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Please, sir, can I have a few thousand dollars for my research? The last installment in a six-part lesson has the pupils develop a grant proposal. Class members apply their knowledge of skin cancer, ultraviolet radiation, human skin, and...
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The Revolutionary Times

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Be sure to grab a copy of the Revolutionary Times! Scholars take a step back in time to report on topics as set in the revolutionary time period. Events include the ride of Paul Revere, the Battle of Saratoga, and more.
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Paper Workshop: Retrofitting Problem Statements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when you're in the middle of a research paper and a new argument arises from the research? Young writers learn to retrofit their problem statements in the middle of the research process with a lesson focused on argumentative...
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Introductions: Formulating Problem Statements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Describing a problem efficiently doesn't solve it, but a well-crafted argument can move readers to action. High schoolers focus on structuring problem statements by reading examples of strong essays and working in groups to create their...
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Parts of Argument III: The Claim Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Throw down with a fun language arts game! Armed with a hand of writing-themed cards, learners craft arguments based on the strategies written on the cards, dropping cards as they discuss their claims further until there are no strategies...
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Parts of Argument II: Article Critique

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Break down the parts of argumentative writing with a critical thinking activity. High schoolers read an article of your (or their choice), and use a graphic organizer to delineate the ways the author structures his or her arguments.
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True Reports: Learning about Evidence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers put on their investigatory reporter hats with an engaging research activity. As they note the details of a scene around them, they formulate a claim and connect relevant evidence to their positions.
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Scavenger Hunt: Identifying Unreliable Sources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between a good source and an unreliable source? Young researchers prove accurate facts by finding sources that both support and deny their truth. 
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Brainstorm Workshop: Responding to Friendly Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Questions are not meant to challenge arguments, but to enhance them. High schoolers use peers' questions about their one-page research proposals to guide further research and to generate ideas for the next draft of writing.
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How to Find a Research Question

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There are so many fascinating topics and concepts to learn about in the world. But where do you start? Begin formulating questions for an argumentative research paper with a guided practice instructional activity. After coming up with...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 12

For Teachers 9th Standards
Ninth graders synthesize their inquiry paths, research process, and claim formulation with a writing assessment at the end of the unit. Using the tools and elements in their completed research portfolios, learners write a...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 6

For Teachers 9th Standards
Having formulated a list of inquiry questions based on a reading of Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation, high schoolers go on to complete a frame tool for their research. They categorize their questions based on preliminary research...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th Standards
Once you find and evaluate your sources, it's time to discern the most useful information. Practice annotation and taking notes in a research lesson based on questions derived from Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. 
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th Standards
Ninth graders hone their research questions in a lesson that focuses on accurate search engine techniques. Continuing a unit on inquiry-based learning based on Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation, the lesson guides learners through...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 4

For Teachers 9th Standards
It seems like the first result in a search engine is the best source to use, but how can you be sure? A lesson on assessing sources guides ninth graders through an integral part of their inquiry-based research project, that is based on...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
Focusing on a specific inquiry and area of investigation, ninth graders continue their research projects and portfolios based on Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation and their own questions. The lesson guides readers through the...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
High schoolers apply sophisticated research skills to an inquiry-based project connected to Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. Working from the prior unit and the model areas of investigation, including animal intelligence,...
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Cultural Research Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Class members explore cultural diversity through a variety of texts that showcase the importance of traditions. Then, they interview their family members to research their own cultural background and write their findings on quilt pieces....
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 7: Research Framework

For Teachers 7th Standards
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...
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Current Applications in Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers may claim to have no interest in scientific revelations and discoveries, but watch how quickly they download a new app onto their state-of-the-art smartphones. Scholars discuss the scientific or technological breakthrough...
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Career Research and Acrostic Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's never too early to think about the future! Here is a instructional activity that sparks the thought, "What do I want to be when I grow up? Scholars begin by researching careers and completing a graphic organizer with their new-found...
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Nature's Checks and Balances

For Teachers 5th Standards
Reinforce the concept of balance and imbalance within nature with the help of five activities and center rotations. Activities require scholars to read, complete graphic organizers, take part in hands-on learning opportunities, and...
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Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Plagiarism, copyright, and fair use are the focus of a three-part instructional activity designed to inform scholars of how to properly cite others' work. First, pupils use a KWL chart to begin thinking and discussing plagiarism. They...
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Introducing Research Folders and Generating a Research Question

For Teachers 6th Standards
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...
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Asking Probing Questions and Choosing a Research Topic

For Teachers 6th Standards
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...
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Grade 12 ELA Module 3

For Teachers 12th Standards
Gun, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond is one of the seminal works of historical nonfiction from the late 20th century. Use the author's claims and supporting evidence to guide your high school seniors through their own research project,...
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We Can Do It!: Challenge Activities (Theme 10)

For Teachers 1st Standards
We Can Do It! is the theme of a unit comprised of challenge activities designed to stretch knowledge and encourage reflection. Pupils take part in creating a classroom mural depicting learning outcomes, making a gift a card to help...
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BEAM: Background, Exhibit, Argument, Method

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Thinking of assigning a research paper? Get writers off on the right foot with a lesson that introduces the BEAM research model. Writers brainstorm the background of their topic, explicate the aspects of their topic, consider the...
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All Together Now: Challenge Activities (Theme 1)

For Teachers 1st Standards
For scholars who need a challenge in the classroom, here is a unit for you. Learners explore topics such as animals, sports, helpers at home, the past, and funny things that have happened in their lives. Youngsters also engage in writing...
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Soar with Bats: A Science Explorations Activity | Scholastic.com

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This easy-to-navigate interactive lesson of bats includes activities, research, and informational text that captures the audience. Perfect for engaging young minds during the fall months.  
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The First Amendment, Copyright, and Fair Use

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Do I have a right to make a copy? Head off this commonly asked question with this colorful, informative infographic, and promote digital citizenship in your class by directing learners to ask the right questions before downloading...
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AP Biology-End of Year Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What to do after the AP biology test? Give pupils the opportunity to dig deeper into a biology topic that interests them with this end-of-the-year project. The resource includes basic independent project guidelines and an extensive list...
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End of the Year Project

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Looking for an engaging and informative end-of-the-year project? This resource will provide your pupils with guidelines for three solid independent research project options: family research, reviewing and illustrating a decade from the...
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Creating a Successful Project

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Guide your learners step by step through the process of designing an original, independent student project. This resource includes a wealth of worksheets and materials, including student project checklists, timelines, primary and...
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The Greatest President

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Who is the greatest US president? George Washington? Abraham Lincoln? FDR? Find out the opinions of your young historians with this cross-curricular writing prompt that engages them in researching the accomplishments of these influential...
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A Planet in the Solar System

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Take young scientists on an exploration of the cosmos with this cross-curricular writing exercise. Tasked with producing an expository composition describing a planet of their choosing, students perform research and present their...
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Famous Person Research Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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English II Research Paper Packet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
If your school requires a senior research paper or if you are considering one for your class, then this resource is for you. The 43-page packet includes everything from a sample letter to parents to requirements, from topic suggestions...
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Research Paper Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Break down some of the most foundational components of writing a research paper, such as incorporating and formatting citations, creating a thesis statement, and using quotes effectively, into manageable tasks for your young writers.
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Math Biography Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Celebrate the lives of early mathematicians with this cross-curricular research assignment. 
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Paraphrasing: Borrowing Language and Ideas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How to paraphrase, when to paraphrase, and the difference between paraphrasing and quoting is the focus of a 23-slide, color-coded presentation that not only instructs viewers but also asks them to demonstrate their understanding of the...
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Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Tattoos and piercings. Here’s a PowerPoint that uses an article on the tattoo and piercing craze to engage viewers in a presentation about citing sources. The 14 slides focus on how to add credibility to writing by including and citing...
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Choose a Research Writing Topic for an Informational Text

For Students 4th Standards
Select a research topic in the first of ten lessons that walk through each step of writing an informational text. The instructor walks through a three-step process for selecting a just-right topic that the writer will enjoy exploring....
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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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In Text Citations

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What is citation? Why cite? Researchers are introduced to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style guide for research writing. Examples are plentiful and color-coded to highlight specific aspects of the conventions.
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Tell How Many in a Report

For Students 2nd - 3rd
A great way to introduce your youngsters to report writing! Provide this worksheet for each one of your emerging writers. They start by observing a picture of a dinosaur (provided) and answering the given questions. Then, kids write...
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Writing Effective Thesis Statements and Introductory Paragraphs for Research Papers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Chart One: Research

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young researchers view cards on a variety of websites, then fill out this lengthy worksheet with their impressions. Then, learners get together in pairs and fill out a second worksheet that has constructive criticism from their partner....
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Writing About The Holocaust, Connections

For Teachers 6th
As part of an extended study of the Holocaust, sixth graders investigate a variety of resources to determine how the Holocaust fits into the overall events of World War II. At the conclusion of the unit, they choose from a list of...
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Mid-Unit Assessment and Independent Reading Check-In

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewYour turn! Seventh graders work independently to complete the mid-unit assessment. They first read Images in Men in Advertising then answer questions referring to the text. When they finish the assessment, pupils read on their own.
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Deepening Your Research: The Effect of Advertising on Gender Roles

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewLet's get back on the road! Scholars continue using their research roadmaps to explore the role of gender while reading Cover Girl Culture. The teacher guides readers through the text as they underline specific sentences. Learners then...
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Introducing the Research Project: Asking the Right Questions

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewRoad trip! Scholars take a look at a researcher's roadmap as they begin discussing the research process. They view the research performance task portion about Pygmalion, and then hunt for research process cards hidden under chairs. After...
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Research: Paraphrasing Relevant Information

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewYoung writers practice paraphrasing information from Truth in Advertising? They keep an eye out for examples of false advertising as they read, recording ideas and information in their researcher's notebook along the way.
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End of Unit 3 Assessment: Writing a Research Synthesis

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewReady, set, write! Scholars work on the end-of-unit assessment by completing a writing prompt. They then look at the model performance task from lesson two to create a rubric for scoring the exercise. Using turn and talk, they discuss...
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Further Research: Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's time to gather nuts, berries, and lots of information. Scholars continue on their quest to determine the consequences of each of Michael Pollan's food chains from The Omnivore's Dilemma. Using research questions they developed in a...
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Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Focusing the consequences of the hunter-gatherer food chain that Michael Pollan discusses in The Omnivore's Dilemma, teams work together to create hunter-gatherer food chain consequences charts. Next, scholars view other groups' charts...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Research Simulation

For Teachers 8th Standards
As part of a mid-unit assessment, scholars complete a research simulation about food deserts to mimic the research process. Afterward, they engage in a think-pair-share to discuss what they've learned so far throughout the unit.
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Further Research: Local Sustainable Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Researchers review how to create citations, find reliable sources, and paraphrase. Next, using guided task cards and their researcher's notebooks, they investigate the question they developed in lesson eight about the local sustainable...
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Local Sustainable Food Chain: Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma

For Teachers 8th Standards
What are the consequences of the local sustainable food chain? Research teams explore the question as they review Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. The teams complete Cascading Consequences charts, and then choose research topics...
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Using Search Terms for Further Research: Industrial Organic Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Class members conduct independent research to continue examining the consequences of the industrial organic food chain from Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Pupils learn about source credibility and effective search terms, and...
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Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Industrial Organic Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Organic versus conventional farming: which option is best? Pupils use Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma to determine the cascading consequences of the industrial organic food chain. They work in research teams to create an...
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Further Research: Industrial Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars extend their research of the food chain that Michael Pollan discusses in The Omnivore's Dilemma. They determine additional consequences of the food chain and add them to their Cascading Consequences charts. Additionally, pupils...
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Scientific Reports

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
IMRAD isn't text-speak for I'm cool. It's actually the format for scientific reports. As part of a larger series on specific writing assignments, an informative handout explains the nuts and bolts of writing a lab report. First, however,...
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Conference Papers

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In the world of academia, conference papers and presentations play a big role. It's through conference papers that professors and graduate assistants share their research with others in the field. A handout on conference papers, part of...
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A Novel Study Unit for The Cay

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
Novelly written questions are perfect for a novel study guide unit on The Cay. The well-rounded resource contains an anticipation guide for scholars to complete before reading, a variety of questions per chapter of the book, and a post...
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The Hobbit: Writing Assignment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
As a culminating assignment for a unit study of heroes that uses The Hobbit as the core text, class members engage in a multi-genre writing project.
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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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Graphic Organizer: Reference Citations

For Students 3rd - 11th Standards
Pupils practice researching sources and logging citation information with this graphic organizer. After posing a general topic, groups of students are asked to devise general questions about that topic, and to research sources that they...
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Paraphrasing Techniques

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How to paraphrase a source and avoid plagiarizing is the focus of a PowerPoint presentation that models five different techniques. The color-coded examples include illustrations and photos.
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In Your Own Words... Paraphrasing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How can you put a passage in your own words without changing the meaning of the original text? That is the question facing many young researchers. The advice modeled in this presentation is that writers read the passage carefully,...
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Cross-referencing: Using MLA Format

For Teachers 11th - 12th
When, why, and how to cite sources using the MLA style guide is the focus of a PowerPoint that offers examples of a Works Cited page, technology-based citations, and audio/visual websites. Helpful links are also included.
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Citing & Referencing

For Teachers Higher Ed
Immunohistochemical localization of DMT1? Designed for an honors class in clinical pharmacology, slides introduce viewers to the citation format used in the Harvard and Vancouver style guides. Examples are highly technical and reference...
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A Step by Step Guide for Research Papers

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Need a general overview of the research process? Whether used as an introduction or as a review of research writing, the presentation will provide a concise explanation of the process.
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Documentation, MLA Style

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Whether preparing for a senior thesis or a college-level paper, viewers need to know the format used in research writing, the general rules for sources, and source citation. The models presented here follow the Modern Language...
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How to Write a Career Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Encourage your high school freshmen to plan ahead. Rather than a typical research paper, viewers are shown how to craft a career search paper. Models of the introductory and body paragraphs are provided. Alas, the presentation is...
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Paraphrasing for Research Papers

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The three P’s of research (paraphrasing, plagiarism, and parenthetical citations) are the focus of this week-long research writing exercise. Using websites about Anne Frank, the instructor models how to paraphrase and how to use...
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Around the World With Cinderella

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Explore the role literature plays in different cultures. Learners recognize that one can gain insight into a culture by studying its literature. Pupils will then compose a research paper based on a culture they have researched.
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Do Some Research: Bones in the Body

For Students 4th - 7th
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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Do Some Research: Deserts

For Students 4th - 7th
What is a biome? Young scientists use the library and the Internet to research oases and deserts. Once they have completed their research, class members write a summary of their findings and create an illustration highlighting what they...
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Do Some Research: Continents

For Students 4th - 7th
Learners add to their knowledge of world maps and geography with this assignment, which prompts them to complete research on the Internet and in the library. After they have answered the research question, class members illustrate and...
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Do Some Research: Pyramids

For Students 4th - 5th
What is a pyramid? What are pyramids made of? How big are they? Youngsters search the library and the Internet to find information on pyramids and to respond to five short answer questions on the topic.
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Do Some Research: Clean Air Act

For Students 4th - 6th
Young researchers use a one-page worksheet to record their findings after using the Internet to find information about the Clean Air Act. Next, they craft a short report and draw a picture to accompany their paragraph.
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Do Some Research

For Students 4th - 5th
Why is rain wet? Why is snow cold? Why are some hail stones bigger than others? Researchers use the internet to investigate precipitation and then illustrate and write a short report of their findings.
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Using Citations in a Research Paper

For Teachers 5th - 8th
As a prequel to a research assignment, class members explore writing citations in the modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formats. In pairs, or individually, researchers use books and magazines...
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Froggy Research

For Students 4th - 5th
What do you know about frogs? Give each learner two copies of this print-out. On the first copy, have them record everything they currently know about frogs. Then, after teaching a unit on frogs, have them fill out the other copy! See...
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Do Some Research

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Internet research worksheet, students conduct library and Internet research on spacecraft then draw a picture and write a report about the topic.
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Do Some Research

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Internet research worksheet, students conduct library and Internet research on astronomy then draw a picture and write a report about the topic.
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Do Some Research

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Internet research worksheet, students conduct library and Internet research on Jupiter then draw a picture and write a report about the topic.
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Adding to Cascading Consequences and Stakeholders: Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Could the hunter-gatherer food chain feed everyone in the United States? To consider the question, pupils use their research and add to the Cascading Consequences chart based on Michael Pollan's hunter-gatherer food chain from The...
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Adding to Cascading Consequences and Stakeholders: Industrial Organic Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Researchers continue determining the effects of the industrial organic food chain that Michael Pollan describes in The Omnivore's Dilemma. Working in teams, pupils add to their Cascading Consequences charts and complete Stakeholders...
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Adding to Cascading Consequences and Stakeholders: Industrial Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Young researchers create a class Cascading Consequences chart to see the big picture of how the industrial food chain effects people, animals, and the environment. They also work in teams to complete a Stakeholders chart for the...
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Preparing for Further Research: Industrial Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Using an informative resource, pupils discover how to write research questions that are focused, answerable, and relevant. Scholars evaluate resources about the industrial food chain from Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, and then...
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Lesson Exchange: Introduction to Research Papers (Senior, Literature)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Although unlikely in today's English classroom, this lesson focuses on introducing research papers to seniors in high school. It briefly reviews the parts of an essay, and mentions showing learners example essays, but no examples are...
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An Antidote to Plagiarism

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Young scholars discover how to write a research paper without directly copying written material. They read a passage, then record on the board any words that are new for them. They define these words, then organize their facts to create...
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Do Some Research: Magnets

For Students 4th - 7th
In this Internet research worksheet, students conduct library or Internet research on magnets then draw a picture and write a report about the topic.
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Google Sites for State Research

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
  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...
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Research Activity: Grades 10-12

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss the war in Iraq, Adam Michnik's essay "We, the Traitors," and the notion that we bear a collective responsibility to rise up against oppression, within a modern geo-political context. They each write a research report on...