Introducing Research Folders and Generating a Research Question

This Introducing Research Folders and Generating a Research Question lesson plan also includes:

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 to identify group discussion norms, determine relevant and irrelevant research questions, and pinpoint the most successful question to answer for their research topic.


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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a blog post asking learners to respond to any of the discussion questions during the lesson and/or for their independent reading homework assignment 
  • Take pictures and make copies of the anchor charts, and direct class members to place them in their research folders for continued reference throughout the lesson 
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson closes with an independent reading homework assignment
  • The 16th in a series of 17 lesson plans designed to accompany Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • See the Included Materials to locate required materials from prior lessons 
  • Specific notes detail how activities meet the needs of learners
  • Cooperative learning strategies are embedded into the lesson
  • The lesson plan is written clearly and in detail
  • Some included materials are lower quality which make them difficult to read 
Common Core