Kick Off Biography Research Unit with Song Lyrics

Kick Off Biography Research Unit with Song Lyrics

Three Indian Springs Middle School (Columbia City, IN) seventh grade teachers developed a biographical unit that begins with a song. Jann Johnson, Karen Hedrick, and Katie Waterfall kicked off the research unit having their students read and listen to the lyrics of...
Brainstorm Research Topics with Desktop Graffiti

Brainstorm Research Topics with Desktop Graffiti

Ramp-up the fun factor when students are topic-brainstorming for their next research paper, persuasive writing, or argumentative piece. Students can compile possible topics using Desktop Graffiti. Make paper tablecloths by placing butcher-block/bulletin board paper...
Prepare for Research Papers

Prepare for Research Papers

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Jumpstart a Research-Writing Unit

Jumpstart a Research-Writing Unit

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