Need a quick paragraph writing project that incorporates basic research skills? Using the CIA World Fact Bank, students can research a country and use the information to write an informative paragraph.
This resource includes the following:
~ An explanatory sheet of directions for both teachers and students, suitable for copying. Includes a link to the CIA World Fact Bank.
~ An organizer for collecting information
~ A model paragraph
If you are looking for ways to address CCSS ELA Writing Standard 4.7 -- Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic
or ones similar to this, this project can help.
This resource works nicely with my Nitty-Gritty Details: A Technique for Elaborating in Informational Writing
resource, also available in my store, or with any basic informative paragraph strategy.
If your school hosts special events, such as a World's Fair or Global Awareness celebrations, this paragraph is the perfect preparatory activity!
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