Lesson Plan

student research flow

Students will learn to research papers or projects with this workflow

Students will be able to learn how to research papers and projects.

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 7 – 12
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Getting Started

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Teachers will be able to get students started on a path to researching papers and projects.

Student Instructions

Students will be able to use tools to research their projects as coordinated by a teacher.

2 Collaboration

Instructors will show students how to collaborate.

Student Instructions

Students, with teacher assistance, will be able to learn how to collaborate for various projects and papers that are used in groupwork if necessary.

3 Use items such as these for research

Teachers need to give students resources to research work. Wikipedia should be encouraged to some degree for ideas and as a way to mine data sources from valid citations. Though Wikipedia has been decried by many, some teachers now encourage its use in limited ways and by thoroughly researching the articles.

Student Instructions

Students will attempt to navigate resources without plagiarism  and learn how to research sources.

4 Citations

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Teachers will instruct students on how to correctly cite resources and use resources such as these both to check work and to increase the efficiency of citations. However, work must be double checked by the students as not all citations are correct to each specific scenario.

Student Instructions

Students will learn to efficiently cite projects and check their citations along with double checking their own work by hand at the end.

5 check for plagiarism

If supplied by school, teachers will instruct students to use the TurnItIn resource to check for plagiarism and to check their students' plagiarism themselves.

Student Instructions

Students will use resources such as this to check work and to check for accidental plagiarism.