This complete unit has everything you need to teach writing a research paper from start to finish. Everything here is classroom-tested with hundreds of students. There are 50 pages of teacher notes, handouts, worksheets, activities and examples, all in an easy-to-follow progression. Includes pre-writing, how to find appropriate sources, taking notes, writing body paragraphs using the "research sandwich" method, outlining, introductions and conclusions, revising, group work, MLA formatting, avoiding plagiarism and group work. Also included are fun activities for something a little different. Using this unit, your students might actually enjoy writing research papers!
Originally written for high school students, I have had a lot of feedback from junior high teachers letting me know that they have used it effectively in their classrooms as well. Fits Common Core Standards for 8th grade (8.W.1; 8.W.6; 8.W.8)
Very thorough with helpful examples! Perfect for my middle schoolers. Thank you!
May 6, 2013
The unit is quite detailed and appears most useful for upper elementary / junior high. For my upperclassmen, it will most certainly need to be modified. I am grateful, either way, for neat suggestions.
April 26, 2013
Very Good Resource....thank you for this time saver!
April 24, 2013
What a thorough and easy to understand unit! It is helping me teach my students the steps for research writing. Thank you.
April 20, 2013
This was very helpful. Thank you.
March 31, 2013
Money well spent! I am excited to offer this to my students! The "research sandwich" method is a great learning tool. This is a complete lesson and I highly recommend it!
March 5, 2013
My kids LOVED this unit. I had to adjust some of it to fit my student population but over all, it was fantastic.
February 18, 2013
February 17, 2013
This has it all!
February 8, 2013
good resource, used most of the slides to help with mini-lessons
February 4, 2013
Love it. Thanks.
February 3, 2013
Excited to use this for with my students...I think this will be a great help!
Looks like a great unit - I'm excited to use it for my 6th graders (with a few small modifications) - THANKS!
October 4, 2012
Good information...well organized
September 29, 2012
very comprehensive product and we are indebted to you forever for creating such a detailed unit on a subject that students find quite daunting. thank you!
September 26, 2012
Wow! I can't wait to use this product this year with my middle schoolers! Thanks for the effort you put into your work and for sharing it with us... This product is going to make my life easier this school year. And I definitely think it was worth the price!
I'm sorry I missed this question until now. I apologize for being tardy with my answer. Yes, the unit does focus on creating an argument rather than writing an informational paper. You can apply the lessons to any topic. It focuses also on pre-writing and finding good source material.
April 14, 2013
Your teaching duration for this lesson plan is 2 months. I teach college composition and we meet for 3hrs./week. Can you tell me if this lesson will last two months under my circumstances?
I also teach college composition and we meet for 4 hours a week for 11 weeks. I spread out elements of this lesson plan for about 8 of those weeks, but include other material as well. The due dates for the different parts (outlining, rough draft etc...) are spread across that time, but the material does not fill up the entire class periods. This is a basic plan for those with little experience writing research papers. Hope this helps!
September 29, 2012
After I downloaded this, I googled and found it online for free. Just thought you'd want to know.