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Keywords: Learning to Focus Internet Research

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Grades 6 – 8
Estimated Time Two 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Erica "Ricki" Berg

Erica "Ricki" Berg

Vernon, Connecticut

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Calendar Activities

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Twenty-First Century Informational Literacy: Integrating Research Techniques and Technology

Students develop their reading, writing, research, and technology skills using graphic novels. As a final activity, students create their own graphic novels using comic software.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   2 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 31

The Chinese New Year starts today.

Today is the first day of the New Year on the Chinese lunar calendar.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 3

Google was formally incorporated this week in 1998.

Students are guided in an exploration of search tools and have a discussion about the purposes, benefits, and disadvantages of each.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

I-Search Process Reflection Chart

This chart asks students to consider their challenges and successes across the span of the research process, from question formulation to the final write-up.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

I-Search Chart

As part of an I-Search writing process, this handout facilitates the formation of meaningful questions and subquestions for student inquiry.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   8 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Promoting Student-Directed Inquiry with the I-Search Paper

The sense of curiosity behind research writing gets lost in some school-based assignments. This Strategy Guide provides the foundation for cultivating interest and authority through I-Search writing, including publishing online.

 

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