Research skills: paraphrasing, using quotations, in-text citations and works cited.
These are all skills that students struggle to master. These exercises will allow them to practice and learn.
This product is designed to be used for learning stations but can be adapted for many different purposes. You may choose to use this while introducing these research skills, or as a review or reinforcement of the them.
Procedure for Learning Stations:
Fold the place cards in half and place one at each of your stations. You might like to print these on cardstock to give them more stability. All task cards could be laminated but that step is not necessary.
Place task cards at the appropriate station. Some topics have more task cards than others; you may want to divide these in two and create two different stations. I have included extra place cards in case you want to divide some topics in two, as well as blank cards for each topic, so you can add more instruction if you’d like.
Student will record their answers on the answer sheet designated for each station. You can collect these, or provide students with the answer key so they can correct their own.
There are several ways to organize these stations. Students can be grouped and each group sent to a different station. After an appropriate time period, each group will move to the next station. You could also group students according to the skills they need to work on. If several students are struggling with paraphrasing, for example, put them in the same group and send them to that station. You could also have a student who has mastered that skill assigned to be a helper at the station.
Other uses for the cards:
Give cards to individual students, either in class or as homework, so they can work on the particular skills they need to improve.
Use them as bell ringers at the beginning of class to review skills.
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