1. Pick a topic.
2. Find resources and take notes.
3. Organize information.
4 Write paragraphs:
body (2-4 paragraphs)
Everyone has a topic. Everyone has found resources and has taken notes. Most are starting to organize and write.
The due date for the final draft of the paragraphs will be Friday, November 30.
I will continue to give computer lab time for students to work. However, parents are allowed—no, they are encouraged to support their children in their writing. But how much help can a parent legitimately give?
Here is what I am going to do. I will ask students to print their work at the end of each day. Children can take their work home to show their parents. Parents can offer suggestions for revisions first. How can students add ideas or improve their organization? Toward the end of the week, parents might help with editing for conventions. Going to my website (kragen.net) and reviewing the formatting guidelines would also be a great idea.
Please understand, I hope to have the student doing all the work at school, not at home. Parents will be looking at already printed papers and will give help that students will use the next day at school. I really do not want the students to be writing the papers at home.
I will put the rubric for research writing below. At this point, I am hoping for a lot of 3s.
Thank you, and I hope this helps!