A fun topic for students to practice conducting research and writing expository texts!
You will get two documents.
1 Research paper where students can document information they found on the planet they chose.
1 Draft paper that the students will begin writing their rough drafts.
The draft paper has a checklist for EACH PARAGRAPH! This helps the students slow down and properly check their own writing. The last item on the checklist is for the teacher to check the paragraph. The student cannot move onto the next paragraph until you have checked it. So you can make sure they stay on track as they write each paragraph!
Once they are done with the draft, all they will have to do, is copy straight onto a sheet of notebook paper and their research project will look beautiful!