Research should not be a long drawn out process. Research should be fun, interesting, and easy to demonstrate what the student has learned. (It should also be easy to grade.) This mini lesson is designed to be done in two short settings. Day 1: Research and Take notesDay 2: Rewrite notes into paragraph form on the foldable, and turn in.A rubric is provided for quick and easy grading. I have to say, I love this project. A "note-taking' page is included for students as well as a very cute foldable. You will also receive a links page that students can click on to go to quality webpages for quick research. Students may also go directly to my website and click on the links from there.
These Bundled lessons and foldable provide excellent research and writing activities for students. Lessons are designed to get students researching using several sources, take notes, and then write using their own words. Two mini lessons are provided to walk students through the research and note-taking process. The remaining lessons can be used as a center or small group work.
Goes well with Common Core standards:
Reading Information 7 [RI 5.7] Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources,
demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question
quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
Reading Information 9 [RI 5.9] Integrate information from several texts on the same topic
in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Writing 6 [W 5.6] With guidance and support from adults, use technology,
including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as
well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate
sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a
minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
Writing 7 [W 5.7] Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
This Bundled Product Includes:
A Plain Foldable and one with lines for each of the 17 penguin species
A Page of Quality Kid Links for each of the 17 penguin species
A 2-sided note taking page
A Full page Rubric
A 1/2 page Rubric
Two Mini Lessons with notes provided from the Research sitesA Penguin STEM Experiment
Individual Penguin Foldables can be purchased by clicking on the links below:
Yellow Eyed Penguin [FREE]