Christmas Research Paper Unit

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About this Unit

Tis’ the season to have a little Christmas research fun!

Are you looking for a research paper unit that is quick, easy, effective and festive?

If so, then you have come to the right place!

Meet Randy! Randy is the elf who will walk your students through the research writing process in a fun and creative way. He will explain concepts through dialogue and example!

This unit is designed to walk your students through research writing concepts in a gradual release way.

· Examples

· Practice

· Guidance

· Independence

This step-by-step E.P.G.I. strategy WORKS in providing just enough scaffolding to get your students from baby steps to long-distance running in NO TIME.

Why You’ll Love it…

· No Prep!

· An easy and structured format


· Mentor text examples from Randy the elf!

· E.P.G.I Strategy

· Gradual release

· Learn concepts the FIRST time

· QUICK- 2-3 weeks

· A holiday writing unit!

What’s Included

  • Choosing a topic
  • Researching the topic
  • Writing a thesis statement
  • Researching the points
  • Writing an outline
  • Adding in-text citations
  • Publishing template

If you are looking to make your life easier while making your students’ writing skills stronger, than this is the writing unit for YOU.

I wish you all the best as you dance into Christmas break!

As always, spend a little time to Write Up your Dreams!

Total Pages
32 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
Establish and maintain a formal style.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.


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