I know this time of year some of you may be trying to squeeze in a research paper or wondering how it got left out. Even if you choose to have students do an oral report, poster, paper, or PowerPoint, it is good for students to learn how to do research. It teaches them about note-taking, paraphrasing, quoting, pulling out main ideas, and deciding between important and unimportant information. I believe students are never too young to learn why it is important to not plagiarize. Often in Elementary classrooms, students turn in research reports with copied sentences from a book or a website. More often than not, if it is an oral report students cannot pronounce half the words! If you decide to do some sort of research project, here are a couple of items I created awhile back.
I hope they are helpful. If you find them helpful, please leave me a comment. Have a blessed day!
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