Research 

and 

Writing

Research and Writing

$240 for 8 weeks

Teachers

Allison Bruning 

Subjects

Writing

 

Ages

10 - 13 years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: What is Research?

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will examine the steps to write a research paper.

Students will discover careers that use research to answer a question or solve a mystery.

Students will choose a topic to research and write a paper about from a list of topics provided.

Students will practice using brainstorm techniques to define a main idea. 

HOMEWORK:

Use the brainstorm technique you learned in class to define the main idea for your research paper. Be ready to present your main idea to the class in the next session. 

 

Session 2: The Research Plan

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their main idea to the class.

Students will explain why a research plan is important to have.

Students will discover when to use print resources, technology resources and community resources. 

Students will choose what types of sources they would use for different topics.

HOMEWORK:

Think about your research topic. Develop a research plan for your topic. Be ready to share your research plan with the class in the next session. 

 

Session 3: Citing Sources and Taking Notes

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their research plans to the class. 

Students will practice taking notes and citing sources using notecards.

Students will explain how to determine whether or not a source is creditable.

Students will determine if information they acquire is essential or not to their paper.

Students will construct a bibliography.

HOMEWORK:

Research your topic. Be sure to take notes and cite your sources using notecards.

Session 4: Research Checkup

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will discuss their progress with the class and ask any questions they may have to the teacher.

Students will practice taking notes and citing sources.

Students will present their research to the class.  

HOMEWORK:

Continue your research.

Session 5: Putting It All Together

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their research to the class. 

Students will practice using notes to construct an outline for their paper.

Students will examine the outlining process.

HOMEWORK:

Create an outline for your research paper. Be ready to share your outline with the class in the next session

Session 6: The Rough Draft

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their outlines to the class. 

Students will examine the writing process.

Students will practice writing a paragraph using citations within the text. 

HOMEWORK:

Write the rough draft of your research paper with citations. Be sure you have your paper ready to share with the class. 

Session 7: Peer Review

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will share their rough drafts with the class.

Students will use peer editing to help edit each other's papers.

Students will proofread their papers in class and correct any problems they may find.

HOMEWORK:

Write the final draft of your paper. Make it as neat as you can. Make a poster to go with your paper. Be ready to share your final research paper and poster with the class in the next session. 

Session 8: Presentations

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their research paper and poster with the class.

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