US STATE RESEARCH PAPER {Get Organized and Get it Done!}

US STATE RESEARCH PAPER {Get Organized and Get it Done!}
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Welcome to the ultimate guide for your students' US STATE RESEARCH PAPER! It is especially designed for Fourth Graders researching their state. It will help you Get Organized and Get It Done!

This is a four week project. An overview of the schedule looks like this:
WEEK ONE:
Begin research; learn about your state; develop a working thesis statement; document sources in research booklet.

WEEK TWO:
Focus research and compile information on notecards; develop a topic outline; refine source information

WEEK THREE:
Complete note-taking; create a working outline; write first draft of body paragraphs, introduction and conclusion

WEEK FOUR:
Revise rough draft and complete final paper

Here is what is included to help YOU Get Organized and Get It Done!
** a suggested daily schedule of tasks
** week by week (and task by task--research focus, completion of notecards, sources and graphics, development of topic and working outlines, creation of rough draft with specific paragraph building worksheets, the process of editing and drafting the final paper) instructions
** student tracking sheets (to help monitor each student's progress)
** weekly status reports for parents
** mini-lessons on writing “hooks,”documenting sources (NEW! Editable File), and building body, introduction and closing paragraphs
** and a grading sheet.

For YOUR STUDENTS there are:
** prompted notecards
** a Research Booklet—Everything you need to keep your students’ research organized is included in this booklet.
** a “Ready to Write” rough draft guide
** Paragraph Building sheets
** revision checklist (that mirrors your grading sheet)
** and the JOY of a job well done!

Your students' STATE RESEARCH PAPER doesn't need to be a struggle! Spend the next four weeks helping to lay the foundation of some vital life skills—research, critical thinking and analysis of information—not wiping tears or writing a ton of papers yourself. This pack will help you get your students organized, so they can get it done!

This research paper pack is also available in a homeschool version, here.
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