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There is no better way to culminate learning and address many different standards than with a well designed research project! With this complete guide, students will select a landmark or famous national park to research. They will gather resources, learn to take notes, make a bibliography, and create a wonderful written report!
This guide contains everything the teacher needs to plan, assign, and assess the project.
Included are the following documents:
Intro Letter- explains the project and provides a list of possible landmarks to research
Resource Letter- explains the project to parents and asks for help collecting resources and information
Student Packet- provides detailed instructions, an outline, information on filling out note cards, details for creating a bibliography, and checklists for students to complete
Presentation Outline- used for creating PowerPoint slides
Assessment Sheet- for the teacher to assess research, the paper, and the presentation
This project helps students to master the following objectives.
Common Core Standards for English Language Arts
4.R.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
4.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
4.W.9 Recall relevant information from experiences or sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
4.SL.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
4.SL.5 Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.