This bundle of science-y goodness contains all of the materials you will need to teach students how to write beautiful lab reports. It includes the following items:
1. Teacher Guide – Instructions including a break down of each section of a lab report as well as helpful teaching tips and a recommended pacing guide
2. Lab Report Template – This template is one of the most important parts of the resource bundle. It is printed out on colorful cardstock and given to students to keep as a resource each time they write a lab report.
3. Lab Report Rubric - This is a grading rubric – very self explanatory, even if you’ve never used rubrics before.
4. How to Teach Procedure Writing – A lesson plan of an activity used to teach the important elements of writing a thorough procedure.
5. How to Insert Graphs Into MS Word – This document includes written instructions as well as screen shots to help the visual learner see what they should be seeing on their own screen. It includes changing data types, and labeling the axis.
6. Fine lines of Graphing – A handout that describes types of graphs and essential components of a well constructed graph. This is printed on colored cardstock and given to each student to use as a reference sheet for the year.
7. How to Write in 3rd Person – This is a guided worksheet/handout used to help students rephrase their 1st person sentences into 3rd person sentences.
8. Differentiated/Modified Conclusion Prompts – This differentiated form is a fill in the blank document that can be used to help students that have weaker writing skills to complete their conclusions. Often I begin all students with this to begin with, and wean them off as they are able to complete the conclusion on their own.
9. Differentiated/Modified Lab Report Template – This is a fill in the blank document that mirrors the same format as the regular template. It can be used with the entire class as a stepping-stone in the teaching process as you gradually release responsibility, or it can be used as a scaffolded document for weaker writers.
10. Lab Report Helpful Hints Flip Chart – This is a handy little resource to use alone or as reinforcement after teaching the template. The flip book
11. Lab Report Checklist – Similar to the flip chart, the lab report checklist is a tool given to students to help them monitor if they have done a thorough job on their lab report. Typically these are laminated and written on with a wet-erase marker so they can be used over and over.
They in all separate documents contained in one zip file so you can pick and choose which ones you'd like to use at any given time without having to search through one mega-document. These resources have been tested and refined in my own classroom over the past 6 years and have become and invaluable part of my teaching. I hope you enjoy them!