Atten-hut! Listen up, recruits: we've got less than a month to whip you writers into shape and get your research paper skills into fighting form worthy of the front lines! Do you have the right stuff? The enemy is a long-form analytical research paper that can be anywhere from 5 pages to upwards of 15 in length. But rest easy, soldier: This comprehensive unit planning document is loaded with everything you'll need to go from Basic Training to Battle-Ready in just about three weeks time!
Here's all the gear that this digital download contains (apologies in advance for the extended military metaphor -- it's just too good to pass up!). When you're through with your mission briefing, meet me at nineteen hundred hours and we'll ship out for this mission together!
+ Sample pacing calendar with strategic "Mission Checkpoints" for planning your research paper unit
+ Graphic organizers & scoring sheets for one on one "Mission Briefings" with your writers and help them plan topics of research before heading off into the field.
+ Library visit log with graphic organizers to make sure that no facts go "Missing In Action"
+ Graphic organizer with samples to help students develop a thesis that will be "Battle Ready" for long-form papers of anywhere from 5-15 pages requiring deeper critical analysis throughout.
+ Strategic essay planning tools to pack your essays with "two-pronged attacks" synthesizing evidence from primary AND secondary sources, using low-tech hand-to-hand tactics like paper-based notecards, and hi-tech defensive technology like type-on graphic organizers.
+ Sample work from "successful mission" by previous students, featuring a full research paper with citations and works cited page for class discussion / critique / review
+ Checklist for completion of MLA "Basic Training" and research standards appropriate for this assignment, highly adaptable across all content areas and grade levels.
Ready to shove out and ship off? This resource is loaded with graphic organizers and step-by-step teaching methodology, making it ideal as a class packet handout or as a digital resource that you can host online and share with your students throughout each piece of your research and writing unit of study.
Research papers are hard work, and this is a powerful tool for teachers seeking step-by-step instruction for how to help students tackle the challenge of a long-form research paper, completely customizable across content areas and grade levels in the humanities courses.
I truly hope you and your students can enjoy this resource in your class. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time, and thanks again for checking out my store!