This research project is intended to help your students …
Read and comprehend informational texts.
Ask questions about a topic
Gather facts that answer their questions
Use online sources
Present their information in a meaningful way.
I have included a variety of materials for you to use with your students; you may find that you don’t need them all, or that you wish to add your own touches. The materials here will make differentiation simple, and allow you to lead your students in their search for information.
* 12 ocean animal cards with QR codes linked to student-friendly websites
* My Elementary Research Forms to guide your students through the process (valued at $3.50)
* Ideas for presentation
If you have younger students, you may wish to walk through the process as a whole class activity with one animal. Or, partner students up to work on this as a partner project. Or, allow students to choose an animal to work on the project individually.