The unit project comes with a full lesson plan, student instructions, grade sheet/checklist, and note-taking sheets for research. For the projects, students select a jazz musician to research. They will use multiple reference sources to gather inforamtion, record their data, create a graphic feature, and write an essay.
You can easily modify the project to fit your criteria for writing, including brainstorming, pre-planning, drafting, revising and editing, and publishing. You can also differentiate by modifying the types of reference sources available or the topics.
This project can go in conjunction with my Graphic Features, References Sources, and Informational Text Features Lesson Plans Pack, or can stand by itself as a research project.
Students in my class completed this project successfully and were very engaged in the process!