Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Writing the Formal Research Paper

Over the next couple of weeks, my students will be working on formal research papers that will support the reading of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

This is usually a fairly difficult task, especially for 6th grade teachers, because many of our students have never done formal research.

This is what I have ready for tomorrow.

Standards: W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources.
EQ: How to write an effective research paper?

Beginning with something funny....

One of my fellow English teachers showed me this video, and I thought it might be a way to lighten the mood as we continue with the research process.

Serious and slightly boring video on the steps of the research process.

Prezi on the steps of the research process

The students will take notes on the processes, and then we will return to the media center for more research time and note taking surrounding the various topics of World War II, The Holocaust, and Anne Frank.

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