Have students brainstorm information they Know about bats and write it in the K column. The students' list of questions might include some of the following: How many different kinds of bats are there? Feel free to download and print the note organizer below.
The spaces on the graphic organizer are particularly small. Briefly discuss how this research paper works to answer the question, How does color affect mood? Note: The most important strategy in using this model is that students be allowed, within the assigned topic framework, to ask their own research questions.
Use the Example Research Paper Scaffold to illustrate how to fill in the first and last lines of the Literature Review entry, which represent topic and concluding sentences. Each year students are fascinated to learn how repeated eruptions of Mount Vesuvius covered an entire city that no one even realized existed for centuries.
Brainstorm a list of questions students Want to know about bats and write them in the W column. There is ample room to take paraphrased notes or summarized notes. There are two boxes to list two of the main characters and a brief description of each.
That fact should encourage students to write notes using key phrases and words rather than entire sentences; that way, when they use their notes to write their reports they will have plenty of content and be more likely to write in their own words.
The very first paragraph, which introduces the reader to the topic, is completed while the students are still sitting on the carpet.
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