Inquiry and research: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student engages in both short-term and sustained recursive inquiry processes for a variety of purposes. The student is expected to:
- (1) generate and clarify questions on a topic for
formal and informal inquiry;
- (A) develop and follow a research plan with adult assistance;
- (B) identify and gather relevant information from a variety of sources;
- (C) understand credibility of primary and secondary sources;
- (D) demonstrate understanding of information gathered;
- (E) differentiate between paraphrasing and plagiarism when using source materials;
- (F) develop a bibliography; and
- (G) use an appropriate mode of delivery, whether written, oral, or multimodal, to present results.
Research and create an interactive biography for a historical figure.
Inquiry Project - Template
A diverse template to help students craft inquiry questions to produce different types of research projects.
Biography Timeline Template
Use this multipurpose timeline template for a variety of assignments, projects, and more!
Frida's Fiesta Stimulus – Task Cards
39 activity task cards based on the Frida's Fiesta Restaurant menu which is included.
Let's Research! Digital and Print Poster Project Templates
Conduct, organize, and display research about books, people, planets, animals, states, and countries with a versatile set of printable and digital poster templates.
All About Sloths Animal Project Guidebook
Research and learn about the amazing tree sloth with a printable research guide for kids.
A Comparison of Daily Life - Assessment Task
An open-ended assessment task for students to demonstrate their understanding of how toys, types of transportation, and communication devices and their uses have changed over time.
Note-taking Graphic Organizer
A graphic organizer for students to use when taking notes.
Animal Adaptations - Inquiry Task
An inquiry-based task to strengthen your students' understanding of conducting research for an informational text.
Biography Flipbook Template
Create a flipbook that clearly illustrates the most significant aspects of a biography subject.
Writing Biographical Texts PowerPoint
A 29-slide, editable PowerPoint template to use when teaching older students about the structure and language features of biographical texts.
5 Research Report Prompt Stimulus Sheets
A set of 5 writing prompt stimulus sheets with a research focus.
Biography Writing Template
Guide students through the structure and elements included in biography writing.
Break It Down Poster
A poster explaining how to break larger tasks down into smaller steps.
Natural Disasters Inquiry Task - Newspaper Report
A natural disaster inquiry task with graphic organizer and newspaper article planning sheet.
Earthquake Inquiry Task - Newspaper Report
An earthquake inquiry task with graphic organizer and newspaper article planning sheet.
Storytelling Finger Puppets Template
A set of 15 finger puppets that can be used to spark the imagination for creative writing or to perform puppet shows.
Women In WWI – Comprehension Task
An article and comprehension task that celebrates women during World War 1.
Biography Brochure Template
Help your students organize their thoughts about their biography subject.
Biography Research Template
A research template for older students to use when writing a biography.
Innovative Inventors - Comprehension Worksheet
Meet famous Black History Month figures with this informational text and comprehension questions activity.
My Research Project - Pennant Banner
Create a pennant banner for students to record and display their biography research.
Writing a Biography Project
Use this PowerPoint template for students to author a researched-based biography on a historical figure.
Schools Around the World – Brochure and Writing Template
Research and write a report on the school system from a different country with this brochure template.
Who is Amanda Gorman? Biography Research Template
Conduct and organize Amanda Gorman facts and research with a printable or digital flipbook activity.
All About Sloths - Animal Research Project Instructional Slides
Use an animated instructional slide deck to guide your students through a sloth research project!
Opinion Speech - Researching
A 60 minute lesson in which students will research evidence to include in an opinion speech about a topical issue.
Writing an Opinion Piece Unit Plan - Grade 5 and Grade 6
This English unit addresses the genre of opinion writing; specifically, how to write an effective opinion piece.