[Lesson Plan] How to Write a Research Paper: The Writing Process Blog Feature

By: VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite on November 16th, 2023

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[Lesson Plan] How to Write a Research Paper: The Writing Process

Lessons/Activities/Templates | Academic Subject: English Language Arts | Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6)

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The skill of writing a research paper doesn't just develop writing skills or focus on learning more about the subject at hand. It also teaches students to gather proper information to make informed decisions when faced with options in their lives. To catapult these critical thinking skills into play, we at VariQuest have put together a substantive lesson plan unit, split into two parts (to make it easier to digest and teach!) and this second and final portion focuses on the writing (and editing) portion of the process. Get Part 1: The Research Process here!

From writing introductions and conclusions to proofreading to publishing, these lessons are designed in a writers'-workshop-style to guide students through all the important steps in writing a research paper. Using the example of The Great Barrier Reef, all lessons come paired with a handful of helpful printables - including anchor charts, discussion cards, reference pieces, and more!

Part 2 of How to Write a Research Paper explores the writing portion of the research paper process, guiding students in grades 5-7 through using the information they researched and gathered (in Part 1) to write a paper on a chosen topic, and properly cite their sources. Developed in partnership with Cathy Henry of The Curriculum Corner, students will come away with plenty of writing and editing tips, including a lesson on artificial intelligence.

In this lesson plan unit you'll find:

  • Lessons 10-18 of the How to Write a Research Paper Unit focused on the writing part of the process
  • Downloadable posters, activity cards, awards, & more!
  • An assessment rubric to review final papers

Download How to Write a Research Paper: Part 2

Still need Part 1? Download that here!

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