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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven or eight 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Shannon Alicia O'Day, Ph.D.

Shannon Alicia O'Day, Ph.D.

Marietta, Georgia

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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Strategy Guides

Professional Library

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies

The Internet is often the first stop for student researchers, but few know how to vet sources effectively. In this lesson, students learn about Internet research through an interactive PowerPoint presentation.

 

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PRINTOUTS

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.

 

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.

 

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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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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Setting the Stage for Creative Writing: Plot Scaffolds for Beginning and Intermediate Writers

Want to foster creativity and originality in student writing? This practical guide shows how plot scaffolds can be used to help beginning and intermediate writers.

 

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