Craft Informative Conclusions

Craft Informative Conclusions

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Define What Makes a Source "Relevant"

Define What Makes a Source "Relevant"

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Tap Into Curiosity with Technology

Tap Into Curiosity with Technology

Our youngest readers and writers are exploding with continuous questions of what, why, and how. Their wonders never cease! Harnessing all that inquiry promotes a learning environment of critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Encourage it further with the...
Navigate the Internet

Navigate the Internet

Navigate the Internet Oct 20, 2015 | [Writing] Several writing standards (CCSS W.6, W.7, W.8, IAS W.5) outline that we need to teach students how to build knowledge about a topic by conducting research–and this means using the Internet. However, students tend to...
Put Research Topics to the Test

Put Research Topics to the Test

Rather than tackling a massive research assignment that consumes numerous weeks and concludes with only one paper, consider providing students multiple, smaller, research experiences. For these smaller research papers, you can boost student motivation by having kids...