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Research Building Blocks: Hints about Print

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Research Building Blocks: Hints about Print

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time 60 minutes
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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Student Interactives



Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Huge Mistakes that Led to Catastrophe: Learning about Human-made Disasters throughout History

After researching various human-made disasters such as the BP oil spill, the sinking of the Titanic, and the Great Chicago Fire, students share their research in oral presentations. Then students pair up to compare and contrast their disasters using the Venn Diagram Student Interactive or the Venn diagram Mobile App.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Hints about Print

Hints about Print demonstrates the process of evaluating a nonfiction print resource to determine its appropriateness for a research project.


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