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Research Paper | Complete Unit Any Topic | Printable & Digital

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Homeschool
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Research Paper complete unit with everything you need to teach writing a research project essay writing from start to finish FOR ANY TOPIC (Printable & Digital) - Perfect for distance learning or Google Classroom activities!

No prep start-to-finish student research packet in printable and digital formats: Printable PDF, editable Word Document, PowerPoint slides, Google Slides and Google Doc for no prep research project or independent Google Classroom activity.

This packet has successfully guided hundreds of my students through their research papers in English and Social Studies. The packet and slides are thorough enough for students to complete the research essay completely independently.

This 40-page packet and 80-page PowerPoint or Google slides contain instructions, exemplars, graphic organizers and drafting templates for each of the following steps:

*Choose Research Topic

*Collect Appropriate Sources

*Learn to Record Citations in MLA format

*Take Notes on Research

*Create a Thesis Statement

* Strong vs. Weak Thesis Statements

*Create an Outline

*Learn Proper to Paraphrasing & Quotations

*Read a Sample Research Essay, in-line citations & works cited page

*Writing topic sentences

*Draft the Introduction

*Draft Body Paragraphs

*Write the Conclusion

*Formatting Citations for Works Cited Page

*Self & Peer Edit

*Publish Final Draft

*Create Cover Page

*Rubric (based on editing checklist for effortless grading)


Use the Research project packet and PowerPoint slides or GoogleSlides and Google Doc to effortlessly guide students step by step through the research essay process in 10-15 days (depending on student skill level and in-class work time available).

Designed for grades 6 - 10, but can be used for younger or older grades. Ideally, you would present the entire packet to students at the beginning of the unit, and guide them EFFORTLESSLY through the packet, one day at a time.


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Why wait? Download this research paper complete unit with everything you need to teach writing a research project essay from start to finish FOR ANY TOPIC (Printable & Digital) - Perfect for distance learning or Google Classroom activities!

Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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