The new Common Core Standards encourage more short research projects for students. This grid system turns this process into a systematic way to collect, organize and publish the research. This system can be used for an essay, an oral presentation or a multi-media project.
By using a simple grid format, students keep their sources and information organized in a format that encourages them to paraphrase and take bullet notes rather than copy reams of information. The information is organized from the start, so the writing process is a snap.
Here’s what’s included:
• Teacher instructions and basic lesson plan
• 20 slide presentation that explains that explains the process.
• 11 x 17 Grid for copying
• 8½ x 11 Grid for copying
• MLA citation guide and paper formatting guide student handout for student reference in the research and writing process
• From Grid to Essay student handout that explains and shows the process presented in the PowerPoint
Thank you for your interest in my products! Coming soon: “Write and Cite”—a presentation that shows students how to go from the grid to the essay.