I don't know about you, but my students need support when researching! Students are asked to identify their topic and target audience, think about information their audience would want/need about this topic, and then generate research questions. These questions guide students' research.
Students are also provided a graphic organizer to help them structure their research in a way that makes sense. Finally, I have included a self-assessment checklist to help students reflect on their product and guide writing conferences.
This product is applicable to any topic and ready to go!