Research Project, Writing Workshop

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Teacher Julia
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Over 100 pages aligned to Common Core Standards grades 4-6, 20 Writing a Research Paper Lessons and ALL materials included. Everything you need to teach writing a Research Essay to your students!

It is an entire 4 week unit that will teach your students how to read informational text, complete research and write a research paper. Each lesson has been constructed in the Writers Workshop model. If you have never used the Writers Workshop model before, this unit is perfect; with its scripted text and completed teacher examples, it walks you through the entire process! (Common Core State Standards are aligned and included as well for you to add right into your plan book!)

I've used this writing unit successfully in my classrooms with both younger and older elementary school students! Because of its structure, this writing unit can easily be adapted to teach lower grades (3,4) as well as higher elementary (5,6)!


1. Scripted Lessons for each step of the Writing Process

2. Materials to put together a research folder for each student

3. Over 20 Anchor Charts for Writing

4. Writing Graphic Organizers

5. Conferencing Tips for when you meet with students one-on-one to discuss their writing

6. Teacher Writing Examples and a full essay for you to use during the modeling portion of each lesson. There are examples to use throughout the entire unit from brainstorming to publishing.

7. A Tracking Sheet to record student writing progress

In addition to the writing lessons, these lessons are also included:

1.What is a thesis statement? How do I write one?

2.How to use a dictionary for spelling errors.

3.How to write a basic bibliography.

4.How to use commas in a list.

5.How to restate the thesis statement and supporting details in a different way (partner activity).

6.How to write an attention grabber or a “hook” for the introduction paragraph.

7.How to use and add transition words.

8.How to “show, not tell” a fact.

Used in conjunction with Readers' Workshop - Teaching Nonfiction in the Classroom UNIT


Also check out:

Writers Workshop - Write Through the Year

Editing: Bundle of Lessons

(8) Personal Narrative Writing Lessons

Informational Writing Unit


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Total Pages
112 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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