Research is time consuming to teach and can be difficult for students to get started and organized. The Common Core Standards are included in this Overview and Biography Research Assessment Task. The step by step instructions are outlined in easy steps for students to follow.
I used BrainPop and YouTube clippings throughout the research process such as how to gather information, taking notes, writing an outline and an introduction as I went through each step of the process.
This is a performance assessment task packet provides students with suggested people to research in a grid format. The people are from all walks of life and professions such as Jack London, Ray Charles, and Michael Jordan, and Charles Lindbergh. There is a personage for any interest your students may have.
There are other helpful products that are available in my store that complement this project unit such as a research planner, note taking, outlining, and bibliography lessons which can be purchased separately. However, if you would like the total package, it is listed for purchase as well which includes this overview and performance assessment task product. Either way, you will be able to provide students with clearly with step by step instructions in how to get started and what the final product should look like.
These are my tried and true lessons that students and parents have repeatedly said were very clear and defined for students to follow especially if they have never done a research paper. The Common Core Standards require research for each term or semester whether it is a long or short bit of research. This product is easily adaptable to your students' needs.