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:
(A) generate student-selected and teacher-guided questions for formal and informal inquiry;
(B) develop and revise a plan;
(C) refine the major research question, if necessary, guided by the answers to a secondary set of questions;
(D) identify and gather relevant information from a variety of sources;
(E) differentiate between primary and secondary sources;
(F) synthesize information from a variety of sources;
(G) differentiate between paraphrasing and plagiarism when using source materials;
(H) examine sources for:
(i) reliability, credibility, and bias; and
(ii) faulty reasoning such as hyperbole, emotional appeals, and stereotype;
(I) display academic citations and use source materials ethically; and
(J) use an appropriate mode of delivery, whether written, oral, or multimodal, to present results.
Research and create an interactive biography for a historical figure.
A graphic organizer for students to use when taking notes.
39 activity task cards based on the Frida's Fiesta Restaurant menu which is included.
Meet famous Black History Month figures with this informational text and comprehension questions activity.
Create a pennant banner for students to record and display their biography research.
Use this PowerPoint template for students to author a researched-based biography on a historical figure.
A 29-slide, editable PowerPoint template to use when teaching older students about the structure and language features of biographical texts.
A research template for older students to use when writing a biography.
Use this multipurpose timeline template for a variety of assignments, projects, and more!
A diverse template to help students craft inquiry questions to produce different types of research projects.
Guide students through the structure and elements included in biography writing.
Help your students discover new countries with our printable country research project template.
Help your students organize their thoughts about their biography subject.
Create a flipbook that clearly illustrates the most significant aspects of a biography subject.
An inquiry-based task to strengthen your students' understanding of conducting research for an informational text.
Celebrate the coming of a new year by creating this flipbook with your students.
An activity for students to research the government of two economies and write a report to compare and contrast them.
An activity for students to research the cultural contributions from countries around the world.
A template for students to research and write a report on the school system from a different country.
A set of 5 writing prompt stimulus sheets with a research focus.