Unit: Informational Text: Writing

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Unit Description

This unit is designed to teach students about research writing. The lessons follow the format for Writer's Workshop. Many of the lessons provide a formula for students to follow while constructing their essays to ensure struggling readers and writers would be successful throughout the unit.

Lessons

Define Research as a Writing Style Resources: 2

Students will be able to form a working definition of research writing through the study of student examples.

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Choose topics Resources: 1

Students will select topics they are interested in to begin the research process.

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Questioning Resources: 1

Students will be able to develop questions to guide their research.

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Citing Sources Resources: 1

Students will learn to organize information for a research paper based on sources. They will cite sources using a graphic organizer.

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Primary vs. Secondary Sources Resources: 1

Students will be able to define and distinguish between primary and secondary sources.

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Plagiarism Resources: 2

Students will be able to define and give examples of ways to prevent plagiarism.

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Research Paper Structure Resources: 2

Students will be able to explain the structure in a research paper and begin the research process by answering guiding questions.

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Paragraph Structure Resources: 2

Students will be able to write a paragraph using a topic sentence and supporting details.

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Introductory Paragraph Resources: 1

Students will write introductory paragraphs for research papers using a given format.

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Supporting Paragraphs Resources: 2

Students will use their research graphic organizers to write supporting paragraphs about a topic.

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Conclusion Paragraph Resources: 1

Students will be able to use a formula to write conclusion paragraphs for research papers.

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Editing Resources: 1

Students will be able to edit their research papers for subject and verb agreement.

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Writing a bibliography Resources: 1

Students will cite sources for a research paper in a bibliography format.

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Peer Editing Resources: 1

Students will be able to peer edit their research papers using a checklist.

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Publishing

Students will write final drafts of research presentations and share with their peers.

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