Common Core based research templates allow students to write an essay about Abraham Lincoln with each paragraph broken down into color coded sections.
Students will use green sections for the topic sentence, orange for key details and red for the conclusion of each paragraph. This also allows students to use the same color highlighters when researching printed passages about Lincoln making understanding text, for 3-4th graders, easier.
A publishing template is included, as well as brainstorming bubbles with correlating colors. I list specific common core standards that will be addressed within this lesson. This packet also includes a timeline template and main idea section.