W.8.7

Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

 
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8th Grade Science » Unit: Welcome to Eighth Grade!
8th Grade Science » Unit: Welcome to Eighth Grade!
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are in charge of everything for this student driven research project.

 
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make a difference sign 3020573
   

Researching Sources to Support Blog Writing

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How Do Steroids Really Impact People? Research It!

 
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athlete steroid
   

How to Research Information with Primary and Secondary Sources on America

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Settlers vs. Indians: Gathering and Citing Evidence on Who Owned the Land In America

 
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Writing a Blog Post to Stand Against Steroid Use

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why Shouldn't People Use Steroids? Start blogging!

 
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blog image
   

Choosing A Topic For Research Papers

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

So many people, so little time! Narrowing down from hundreds to one.

Standards:
 
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topic list
   

Presenting My Perspective on The Trail of Tears

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

My Perspective is My TRUTH

 
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Reflections (1)
trail of
   

Using Music To Define Plagiarism

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If it's on the airwaves, can we be sure it's not plagiarized?

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music
   

Explaining The Research Project

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Lots and lots of questions abound!

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Thesis Statement and Proposal Introduction

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The first step on the path of research writing: what's your plan?

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index
   

Character Types in Literature Beginning

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Elements of Literature
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Elements of Literature
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Who is this guy (or gal) anyway?

 
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Peer Editing and Revising Research Papers

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Asking for the right kind of help in the right kind of way.

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peer
   

Implementing Quotations and Citations In Research Writing

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Where's the period? Where's the quotation mark? Where's the page number?

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School Sports Research Day

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let's See What Else You Can Find!

 
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computer lab research
   

Supporting Purpose in Research Papers

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why are you writing this research papers? No, it's not because the teacher tells you to. Looking at purpose in our writing.

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MLA Formatting Practice

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Time To Put The Pieces Together!

 
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