Writing a Research Report for Beginners

Chalk Dust and Dreams
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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STARS: Selecting a Topic And Researching Successfully

My students struggle with understanding how to plan and manage a large task. Helping students select a topic and conduct research is a gift we give them; it is a life skill they will need as they enter today’s information-driven work place.

This document is written for your students in simple and step-by-step terms. You can share this document with parents. The parents of your students will appreciate having the insight into how you are approaching the task and will be able to assist and support their child at home in the same way you are in school.

This packet is broken down into 10 manageable segments. Each segment can be dispensed individually or it can be used at once as a project management tool.

Happy Teaching!


You will find everything you need right here in the packet:

  • Cover page
  • Step 1: Time Management
  • Step 2: Choose Your Topic
  • Step 3: Take Notes
  • Step 4: Have a Plan
  • Step 5: Make an Outline
  • Step 6: Write the Report
  • Step 7: Edit
  • Step 8: Rewrite
  • Step 9: Publish
  • Step 10: Reflect (so you will do better next time)
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