Teach Research Writing in Smaller Mini-Units

Teach Research Writing in Smaller Mini-Units

Teach Research Writing in Smaller Mini-Units March 13, 2013 | [Writing] Research writing done in classrooms today looks much different than when we went to school. Gone are the days of World Book Encyclopedia in hardback sets. Gone are the days of limited access to...
Utilize QR Codes within Research Posters

Utilize QR Codes within Research Posters

What exactly is a QR Code, and what is its purpose? A QR (Quick Response) code is a sophisticated, two-dimensional bar code that can be scanned using a smartphone, tablet, or webcam. After reading the high-speed, two-dimensional QR code, it links to a Web address that...
Create Multigenre Research Projects

Create Multigenre Research Projects

Instead of producing a single, large report, a multigenre project requires students to separate the information into multiple, smaller products in various genres. Students collect facts/information as they would for a traditional report. Then, they must choose which...
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...