National Parks Research Project Activities Prompt End of Year Writing Project

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Looking for the perfect project to promote student independence? This high-interest independent student research project is just what you need to save time on planning and hook students as the year winds down {or anytime}!

This National Parks Research Project is broken down step by step, to help your students write a research essay and complete a project independently.

This set includes BOTH a printable and digital version.

This writing pack will help your students complete a National Park research project. Directions are clear and easy to understand and come in two layouts for students to either work at their own pace or work as a class step by step. Note-taking sheets and organizers help students to record information they learn from the sources they are using, as well as, gain a deeper understanding of what makes each National Park important, special, and unique.

This pack can be easily infused into any writing program. See the preview for more specific details!

NOTE: For students to complete the research, you will need to provide them with books or websites. This pack contains reproducibles to help them gather and organize information into a research project. A suggested website for student research is included.

Save 20% by purchasing theNational Parks Bundle that includes reading passages about different National Parks.


  • Teacher Notes and Suggestions and Digital Link
  • Anchor Chart Posters:

-What is a National Park? Poster

-What is a Biome? Poster

-What are the Types of National Parks? Poster

-What are Some National Parks? Poster

  • What are National Parks? Nonfiction Article and Close Reading Response Questions
  • Student Project Directions
  • Preparing for National Park Research and KWL
  • Detailed Student Note Taking Sheets with Guided Ideas for 2 Different Sources
  • Plain Student Note Taking Sheet
  • 4 Optional “You Choose” Going Further Extension Organizers
  • Planning Your Writing Graphic Organizers
  • Planning Each Paragraph & Details Graphic Organizer
  • Student Editing Checklist and Teacher Rubric
  • Lined Paper and Cover Sheet for National Park Research
  • Creative National Park Display Options:

-National Park Flipbook

-National Park Take a Closer Look Illustration

-National Park Display Poster

-National Park Scrapbook

  • Persuasive Writing Extension Activity

Recent feedback on this resource:

"This is a fantastic resource! I love that this project is different than a typical state research project, but allows them to explore different areas of the US. The project is clearly laid out with manageable steps for kids. Great project!"

"This has been a great way for my kiddos to learn about different areas in our great country, and apply that knowledge in an educational and fun way. Loving these activities!"

"The students had a great time learning about national parks in the US, and they had fun presenting their research to the classroom."

"This is a very well laid out project. My students had fun researching and presenting. Thanks!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.


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