I developed this two-week writing unit as a way to introduce research writing to my fifth-grade students. I have used it with success for over 20 years. How do I judge success? Using this unit, my students have created quality essays year after year. The unit includes PowerPoint presentations on how to write topic and concluding sentences and bibliography entries. Also included are recommendations on how to teach paraphrasing and a list of transition words to help students write quality, compound and complex sentences. Common Core Language Arts standards, a grading rubric and much more is included. This tried-and-true “recipe” will help your students create delicious, quality research papers on any topics you choose.