A complete mini-research unit walking students through the steps of choosing a topic, researching it, taking worthwhile notes, citing sources, and writing an informative essay about that topic using their research.
This unit would work equally well for an English class or a Science class that wanted to incorporate more writing/research.
This download is perfect for a variety of age levels due to the differentiated levels of support provided in the materials. Learning Support students or students who are new to research and writing will benefit from the in-depth guided support provided by the graphic organizers. More advanced students will enjoy challenging themselves by finding interesting information about the animal they are researching and creating a highly-informational essay.
This download includes:
- Teacher's Guide: providing step-by-step instructions on how to run this unit
- Calendar: a day-by-day run down of what you and your students should be doing each day with options to modify as you need to for your planning purposes
- Student Packet: includes guided research notes, graphic organizers for writing, example essay, grading rubrics.
This unit is perfect when you have a relatively brief period of time (5-10 days) to fit in a research/writing unit or when you need detailed lesson plans done for you in advance (perfect for extended absences, or right before or after breaks from school).