Research to Build and Present Knowledge
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Range of Writing
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Here are a few ways our students are conducting research in the classrooms.
Popplet Lite and Smart Art in Word are great tools to use to organize information and essential facts required for the research project.
My favorite website to use for research is Instagrok. You can change the reading level of your searches by sliding the bar at the top of the page, which is helpful and you can build your own Journal to share with students or they can create their own journals of notes.
Another favorite research tool is SC Discus. Students can create workspace projects as they conduct their research.
Students using iPads have enjoyed using the App StoryKit and Book Creator to create their own textbooks using photos, their own paintings, recordings of their voices, and typing their findings on each page.
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/common-core-ela-resources-elementary-matt-davis. Edutopia ideas
Publish Student Work
Websites for Research
www.instagrok.com Use Firefox or Chrome, not Internet Explorer
www.enchantedlearning.com Ask your PTA to buy a school account, no ads
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/lincoln/ Library of Congress
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How to Create a T-Search Research Tshirt SCAN-ETS3327_000