6th Graders will participate in a research unit.
Students will:

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.1. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.2. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.3. Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.4. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.5. Establish and maintain a formal style.6. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.

You will:
  • Research a musician or artist to research
  • Conduct research on your person
  • Write a research paper: Discuss how your artist/musician has impacted the art/music world.
  • Create a Works Cited document


Fun Fact example:

Research fun facts

Research- Make 'note cards' with information needed:

Template for student research:

How to write a thesis statement:

Writing the body of your paper- Paragraphs, opening sentences, transitions, etc

  • Finish writing body paragraphs.

Link to Easybib.com:

How to use EASYBIB: