This is the Research Packet I am using with my third grade students for Volcanoes. It includes:
Templates, and description for each part that will enable the student to create a Volcano book. Also, a Rubric and Grading sheet that goes along with all of the parts of the report.
The standards that this project addresses are:
Common Core ELA
- Reading Informational Text - Integration of Knowledge and ideas - 7 and 9
- Reading Informational Text - Key Ideas and Details - Main Idea and supporting details.
Even though both of those are reading skills, and we are writing here, I feel that they address those standards because it takes them deeper when students are using those processes to create their own writing.
Common Core ELA - Writing - Text Type and purposes 2, All of the writing process skills, and of course the research skills
Science - 3.E.2.2 Compare Earth’s land features (including volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands) by using models, pictures,
diagrams, and maps.