State Research Writing Project | State Report

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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How would you like to teach state history in a new and engaging way? Your students will research an assigned state, write an informational piece about it, and then create a t-shirt themed on the state they researched! If you'd like to take the project even further, I've added a component for creating a PowerPoint and implementing technology!

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This Product Covers:

--Lesson plans that cover the following:

✓ Researching and taking notes (including citing sources and paraphrasing)

✓ Writing with a bold beginning (hook) and an excellent ending (conclusion)

✓ Understanding topic sentences and details, word choice, use of voice, which facts to include, transition words, and much more

--States test - several different versions.

With This Product You'll Get:

✓ Multiple graphic organizers to help students create their masterpieces

✓ Multiple rubrics to make grading easier - including EDITABLE rubrics that add up for you!!

✓ Multiple "final" writing sheets

✓ A modeled written example for teachers to copy as they model how to write an excellent research report

✓ An optional state sheet, where students identify each state, can be used as a test or for practice

✓ An answer key for the above optional state sheet

✓ Letters to parents explaining the project

✓ A printable or digital version for in-person learning, distance learning, or hybrid teaching

Other Buyers Have Said:

"I bought this on a whim and was extremely excited to see the effort put into this resource. I appreciate having good quality work samples to share with my students, an already made rubric, and a variety of activities to keep my students engaged from the research process all the way through writing and creating an individualized final product! Thanks - I will be using this within the next few weeks." (Thank you, Megan O.!)

"My students really had a blast completing this at the end our of entire research unit. The model report was great! Thank You." (Thank you, Alissa S.!)

"Such a great resource for teaching students how to research. It was thorough and great quality. My students had a lot of fun with this research project!" (Thank you, Hailey H.!)

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While I recommend printing in color and laminating materials for future use, it is not necessary. These materials print just fine in grayscale. I would suggest printing "as image" to avoid any potential issues.

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Total Pages
49 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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