A newer approach to meeting the California Writing Standards for a Research Report! Have each student select a destination in California to learn about and orally share with the class. I enhanced this research project by having my students make a Powerpoint show which they narrated instead of reading their report to the class. They thoroughly enjoyed this, and it gave them many new places to consider exploring this summer. Each student also made a travel poster that was displayed with their written report at Open House. It was a success! Written by Patrice Schwartz - 4th Grade Teacher.