Research Building Blocks for Elementary
site offers a series of lessons that illustrates what research looks
like in the elementary classroom. These six Research Building Blocks lessons
step students through the process of finding sources, exploring information in
those sources, gathering details, and citing the sources that they use.
- Hints about Print demonstrates how to examine texts to
determine their relevance and helpfulness for a research project.
- Skim, Scan, and Scroll discusses the reading strategies that
students can use as they look for supporting details to assist them in a
- Notes, Quotes, and Fact Fragments explores the process of
finding the words in sentences and paragraphs that contain the facts students
need for their research.
- Examining Electronic Sources asks students to examine and rate
the relevance of electronic sources.
- "Organize This!" focuses students' efforts on how to arrange
the information they have compiled during their research.
- "Cite Those Sources!" discusses plagiarism and the importance
of citing their sources.
ReadWriteThink invites high school teachers to submit their teaching ideas for research on the Web. All of the lessons should be of top quality and based on NCTE and IRA's Standards for the English Language Arts. If you are interested in this professionally and
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