Research Writing Meets Student Choice
Say goodbye to bland, boring, and formulaic research papers, and hello to Teaching the Research Paper They Want to Write! This research-based reading and writing unit provides a framework for you to facilitate students’ reading of intriguing, high-quality modern informational texts while simultaneously supporting students’ writing of personal and evidence-based research papers. The process uses mentor texts from entertaining, best-selling authors, and teaches students to explore, analyze, and investigate. Following the model of the mentor texts, students then formulate their own research questions and crowdsource research ideas.
Throughout this unit, students become investigative reporters, researching what the experts say and investigating phenomena in their own lives. By the end, students have crafted thoughtful, well-structured, and evidence-based research papers, and incorporated their own personal reflections. Their subsequent writing is fresh, inspiring, and interesting. With this process, teaching research writing becomes a joy, and the final papers are a joy to read.
©2020. High school. Reproducible. 139 pages.
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