“Research and Write: Biomes” is a research project focused on the biomes of the world. It was designed with third grade students in mind, but could be used or adapted for other grades, too.
This project can be connected to the following CCSS:
RI.3.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RI.3.4- Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
RI.3.7- Use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
W.3.2- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.3.4- With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
W.3.7- Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic
W.3.10- Write routinely over extended time frames for a range of discipline specific tasks, purposes and audiences.
The resource includes a student direction sheet, research note taking guide, student reflection note taking guide, and a graphic organizer for students to plan their writing.
I hope your students enjoy learning about the world's biomes!