Lessons & Units :: Classify and Categorize 4th Grade Unit

Lesson 3: Writing a Research Report

Lesson Plan

Learning Goal
Use an outline to create a research report.
Approximately 50 minutes
Necessary Materials
Provided: Direct Teaching Example Outline, Example Research Report, Independent Practice- Research Checklist
Not Provided: Completed Independent Practice from Lesson 2,chart paper, markers, glue
  • Teacher Modeling

    will model turning the notes from my outline (from Lesson 2) into a research report. I will explain that each Roman numeral topic in the outline will be its own paragraph. I will model writing an introduction paragraph and the second paragraph of the report. (Direct Teaching Teacher Example Report is provided below in Teacher and Student Materials.)

  • Think Check

    Ask: How did I create my report? Students should respond that you wrote an introduction paragraph about your topic. Then you used your notes in your outline and wrote a paragraph about for each Roman Numeral topic. Finally, you wrote a concluding paragraph.

  • Guided Practice

    will finish writing the report from the outline. We will also write a conclusion paragraph. (Direct Teaching Teacher Example Report is provided below.)

  • Independent Practice

    will use your outline (Independent Practice for Lesson 2) to write a research report. You will include an introduction, conclusion, and all the information you learned, categorized appropriately in paragraphs. (Checklist for report is provided below; see Student Independent Practice in Teacher and Student Materials.)

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User Comments

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