Lesson Plan

Organizing research information

A lesson to help students organize the information that they have gathered during the research project.
Naomi L.
Classroom teacher
Pembroke Community Middle School
Pembroke, MA
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Social Studies

Students will be able to...organize their research information into three or more categories in preparation to write a thesis essay.

Social Studies
Grades 7 - 8
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1 Hook

Students will answer a short answer "Quick Question" to attempt to organize their thoughts about their three developmental paragraphs.

2 Direct instruction

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The teacher will demonstrate how to sort information into categories. The teacher will model using different color post its to create an organized visual outline of their information.

3 Wrap-up

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Students will type up any questions that they have at the end of class, what went well, and/or what they still need help with.