Item Number: JNR-RESEARCH
Technology Integration: Geography, History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Internet, Word Processing
Program: Microsoft Office, Word, Google, Google Docs, Office Online, Word Online
Includes: Teaching Research and Word Processing Skills: Lesson Plans for Grades 3-9, Google Docs or Microsoft Word Activities, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities
Handouts and Assessment Tools: Research Parent Letter, Research Certificate, Research Self Evaluation, Research Skill Summary, Fact Card Checklist, Fact Card Marking Sheet
Fun Fact Card Samples: Pioneer, Space, and Biography Cards
STEM Integration Lessons: language arts with word processing technology skills
Assignment 1: Study the Fun Fact Card Collection
Assess research skills. Examine fact cards to gain an understanding of the research project.
Assignment 2: Broaden then Narrow your Topic
Apply techniques to gain ideas for a topic. Build a word list. Ask questions to narrow focus.
Assignment 3: Organize Ideas and Create an Outline
Decide on inquiry questions. Form a document outline that include headings.
Assignment 4: Find Facts using an Online Encyclopedia
Research details using an online encyclopedia. Track the source of information.
Assignment 5: Research a Topic using Google Search
Investigate a topic using Internet search strategies to find trustworthy information quickly.
Assignment 6: Create a Glossary of Terms
Choose the vocabulary to include in a glossary. Define the meaning.
Assignment 7: Transform the Outline into a Fact Card
Paraphrase facts by rewriting them using sentences that are easy to read and comprehend.
Assignment 8: Format the Text to Make it Easy to Read
Produce a professional publication. Format font, bullet a list, adjust line spacing, and indent lines.
Assignment 9: Adjust Page Layout and Arrange Images
Design a unique fact card. Customize orientation, color, margins, and border. Format images.
Assignment 10: Fact Card Checklist
Peer review a fact card using a checklist. Based on feedback, modify the publication.
Assignment 11: Create a Fun Fact Card Collection
Print the fact card or email a link to teacher. Share collection with others.
Assignment 12: Research Self-Reflection
Reflect upon learning. Make connections to how skills can be applied to future situations.
Optional Activities for Teaching Research Skills
- Save Time! Skim and Scan: Apply tips to understand the main point and find specific facts.
- Cite Sources of Information: Understand citations. Use online generator or Research Tool.
- Explore Google Search: Filter results, find exact phrases, exclude words, and define terms.
- Use Primary and Secondary Sources: Compare sources to understand their usefulness.
- Arrange Fact Card: Use columns and/or a table to lay out card in a columnar design.
Use TechnoResearch with unlimited users at your site. A site is a physical location such as classroom, school, learning center, daycare, library, or home. If you teach at multiple sites, you will need to purchase one set for each location. Curriculum ships on a USB drive. Transfer the files to all devices at your site. View the PDF teacher guides and workbooks digitally or print as many as you need. Files CANNOT be posted in public domain.