RESEARCH WRITING LESSON PLAN
- One copy per student of the lesson Research Writing: Planning for a New Research Project (see below for printable lesson and worksheet)
Teachers may either print out the lesson and have students read it themselves, and/or use the lesson for your own writing skills lesson.
What is research writing?
At one time or another, we have all had to write knowledgeably on a topic. Because we are not usually experts in the subject matter of all topics, we usually have to educate ourselves using existing information before we can report credibly on the topic to someone else.
Research writing is the process by which we gather information to answer a question or problem and, then, deliver that information to an audience who has an interest or a “need to know” about the topic. In research, we are trying to investigate ideas and illuminate new details about what we already know.
However, research writing is not about writing everything you can on a topic without any focus. Research writing is more of a process by which you answer a question for yourself and then let other people know what you learned. Sometimes the research is used to support an argument and sometimes is it used to analyze a problem.
Lesson Printable Materials - Worksheets
Research Skills Worksheets Listed By Specific Topic Area
Research skills are important to a person's educational, professional, and personal life. Did you ever hear a story, but wasn't sure if it was true? Or maybe you saw a word phrase that you didn't quite understand. Researching helps to locate information, and then use that information logically. It's like solving a problem, and in this case it would be finding out whether that story was true/false or discovering the meaning behind the word phrase that you were not able to understand at first.
We provide a bunch of printable worksheets to help students with their research skills. Students will learn the benefits of using the Internet as a tool for research. We also have pretty cool worksheets to get students interested in the stock market, and to research the ins and outs of the famous Wall Street. It takes students a great deal of time to become proficient at using tools for research. This set of printable worksheets helps students focus and hone these skills.
- Antonyms - Students determine which word is not an antonym.
- Biography Identification - Who might have said these words?
- Choosing Resources - Help students identify reference materials.
- Dictionary Skills - A good warm-up for spelling.
- Do the Research! - A variety of activities for getting students engaged in the research process.
- The Internet - A variety of activities for proper use of the Internet as an educational tool.
- Synonyms - Students determine which word is not an synonym.
- Stock Market - Research the Stock Market.
- Student Reminders- Help organize students with these reminders.
- Study Skills Worksheets - Great for test preparation.
- Using The Parts Of A Book - Learn to navigate a book.