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This is a complete package for helping students learn how to write a research essay. Formatted as a student booklet, it takes students step by step through the writing process in a clear and straight forward way. I have included important graphic organizers for narrowing a research topic, brainstorming, and taking research notes.
The booklet also includes pages to guide students through writing a first draft of their essay, and a clear example of a research essay with in-text citations and references. Students are encouraged to create an artistic piece, with a wide range of genres suggested, and to give a short presentation on their topic. A guide to writing cue cards will help students steer away from simply reading text from a slide.
As I'm sure you find with your classes, kids need clear models and processes to help them through the research and writing process. After teaching this unit for over 10 years, I have created a comprehensive way to do this. All assessment rubrics are included as well.
Please check out the preview if you are interested. I think you should know exactly what you are getting and so have included all of the pages for you to check out.