Writing a Research Paper PORTFOLIO: Grades 8-12 EDITABLE

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Writing a Reach Paper PORTFOLIO: Grades 8-12 EDITABLE

This comprehensive portfolio will help your students master the research writing process in 6 steps-- indicated by organized tabs (topic selection, research, annotated bibliography, research outline, the writing process, and reflection).

This resource was updated January 2020

The portfolio is made up of 42 pages plus cover pages and tabs for each section.

-Research paper guidelines

-Research paper expectations checklist

-Research essay rubric

-Selecting a topic guidelines

-Topic selection graphic organizer

-Final research paper topic worksheet

-Topic selection example

-Identifying scholarly articles guided notes

-Research sources (for 7 scholarly sources)

-Annotated bibliography internet scav. hunt

-Annotated bibliography 101

-Annotated bibliography assignment sheet and example

-Annotated bibliography rubric

-Research paper outline guidelines

-Research paper outline example

-Research paper outline template

-The importance of understanding plagiarism

-MLA formatting

-Avoiding plagiarism by using citations

-Introductions & thesis statements

-Body Paragraphs (topic sentences, embedding quotes, and transition statements)


-Synthesizing information to create a scholarly essay

-MLA formatted example

-Peer review & reflection guidelines/checklist

-Reflection graphic organizer

-Final grading rubric

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.


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