Informational writing is an important component of the writing workshop. Students must know how to expertly collect information on a specific topic, then write an excellent report based on their research.
This packet provides the "bones" for your students to publish a research report they will be proud of. My students had lots of fun with this project, and I know yours will, too.
To use, simply review each page in the packet to get an idea of the information your students will need to collect for their reports. A tip sheet is included to help guide you through the project.
SUGGESTED TIME TO COMPLETE: 2+ weeks
The amount of time it will take to complete this project depends on each group of students. I recommend blocking out about 2-3 weeks, possibly more. Your students will need plenty of time to gather information, especially if they also need to be taught how to conduct research.