COMMON CORE ALIGNED CURRICULUM UNIT! ALL LESSON PLANS ARE INCLUDED FOR THIS 3-WEEK UNIT!
This unit will teach students the 8 step process to writing a research paper. There are a total of 11 Power Points and 18 handouts.
I use this unit for my tenth grade students; however, the unit can be used for eleventh or twelfth grade as well.
This Unit Will Teach Students the Following:
★Eight step process to writing a research paper
★The difference between a topic and an issue
★How to narrow a topic into a controversial issue
★How to write a debatable thesis statement
★How to conduct research
★How to prepare a bibliography
★How to create an outline
★ Annotated bibliography
★How to write well developed body paragraphs
★How to write and integrate in-text citations
Writing a research paper is a daunting task for students so I have included many examples that I use to model for students each component of the 8 step process.
I have found that writing a two page research paper with the students to be very effective.
We type the paper together as a class and they watch as I model for them the thinking process of writing body paragraphs.
This “Think Aloud” strategy works well! This strategy also enables my students to ask questions as I write.
The unit will take three weeks and is outlined in the lesson plans which I have included.
Simply Follow the Lesson Plans to Understand What PowerPoint and Handout To Use.