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Quick, Easy, No-Prep Research Resources for ANY Historical Figure

Sarah Plum
Grade Levels
1st - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
36 pages
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Sarah Plum


If you're like me, time in your daily schedule is at a premium. Sometimes there just doesn't seem like enough time for Writer's Workshop or Social Studies! After having MANY snow days that truncated our own research unit, I developed some quick, easy, no-prep research resources for historical figures. This will keep you and your students accountable, organized, and on-task.

In this pack you receive:

♥ teacher tips with suggested uses

♥ research checklist to keep students on-task and accountable
♥ research notes to keep students organized
     • visual cues to support independence
     • primary AND secondary lines included
     • blank notes page for differentiation/extension
♥ research sentence frames to support students
     • for each topic covered in the research checklist
     • simple enough for independent use
♥ research timeline
     • supports students in organizing their final draft
     • primary AND secondary lines included
♥ research project covers & paper
     • two cover/border choices
     • primary AND secondary lines included
♥ research reminders anchor chart
     • visual cues to support independence
♥ research bookmarks
     • visual cues to support independence
     • black & white version included

This product is Common Core and Virginia SOL-aligned.

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Total Pages
36 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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