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LESSON #1: This is the first editable PowerPoint (PPT) lesson in a series of four lessons that covers the genre of research report writing. It introduces students to this genre, covers what a research question is, and how to use a K-W-L chart to find a research question. Students will compare this genre of academic writing to previous genres that they've learned. Specifically, how opinion and argumentative essays can be supported with personal experiences or logical, while research reports need to be supported by facts.
Students will be introduced to different sources of information for their research report, as well as methods for organizing their information.
The homework asks students to complete five note cards on a topic they're interested in with information from at least three different types of sources (magazines, books, interviews, websites, journals, etc...)
LESSON #2: This is the second editable PowerPoint (PPT) lesson in a series of four lessons that covers the genre of research report writing. It begins by asking students to utilize their K-W-L chart to record what they learned about their topic of interest. This was assigned in the first lesson. Students will evaluate their classmates sources and learn how to recognize reputable sources of information.
Students will build on the information in their K-W-L charts to formulate research questions and thesis statements. Strategies for searching for information online will be reviewed. The PPT includes a graphic to help students create an outline for their research reports.
The homework asks students to complete two different graphic organizers, so they can create an outline for their research report.
LESSON #3: This is the third editable PowerPoint (PPT) lesson in a series of four lessons that covers the genre of research report writing. Students will work to further develop their thesis statements and discuss how they plan to support their argument. Classmates will evaluate one another's academic argument through peer review.
Students will be reminded of the importance of anticipating counterarguments when attempting to prove their thesis. This lesson goes over the importance of citing sources, as well as how students can create in-text citations and bibliography pages. Plagiarism is addressed.
The lesson covers the importance of utilizing timely sources of information, as well as strategies for an effective introduction in a research report.
The homework asks students to write the first draft of their research report.
LESSON #4: This is the fourth editable PowerPoint (PPT) lesson in a series of four lessons that covers the genre of research report writing. Students will begin by reviewing the features of this genre of academic writing (the notion of argument, a research question, and thesis statement that is supported with facts). Strategies for an effective conclusion are addressed, including the need to address areas for further research.
Students be introduced the different styles of academic research writing (MLA and APA) and how to include this in their papers. Finally, students will engage in peer review and editing of the first draft they wrote for homework in the last lesson. Tables and checklists are provided to assist with the peer review process.
The homework asks students to publish their research report.
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