How can learning how to do research impact all areas of our lives?
Working form a subject, students will explore topics to get to a researchable thesis statement.
Students will brainstorm subtopics in support of the thesis statement.
Students will create a basic outline that lists the thesis, subtopics, and possible sources of information for each subtopic.
Students will state the thesis statement in a compound, complex, or compound-complex sentence.
Commom Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA W.7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
ISTE Standards: 3a. Students plan and employ effective research strategies.
3d. Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
4a. Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
Model School Library Standards: 1. 1. a Identify topics, broaden or narrow a topic, and develop ideas to direct the focus of an inquiry.