Second through Fifth Grades, Report Writing 2001 Colorado Summer Writing Institute
a. understanding the purpose and audience of writingb. defining a main idea and sticking to itc. providing an introduction and conclusiond. organizing material in coherent paragraphse. illustrating points with relevant examplesf. documenting sources in a rudimentary bibliographyC. Skill Objectives1. The student will be able to identify different types of resources and what kind of information is found in each.2. The student will be able to locate specific information from resources.3. The student will learn how to produce organized bibliography cards, numberedand aligned with each and every resource/reference used in writing a report.4. The student will be able to identify information required to complete an outline.5. The student will be able to compose a paragraph from a simple outline.6. The student will be able to complete notecards in order to organize specificinformation about a research topic.7. The student will write coherent paragraphs from a completed outline.8. The student will revise and edit the rough draft to correct grammar, mechanics,and spelling mistakes.9. The student will produce a well-organized and final copy of a report.10. The student will arrange resources into a list called a bibliography.
III. BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
A. For Teachers1. Gibaldi, J.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
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How To Write Super School Reports
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Research Reports A Guide for Middle and HighSchool Students
. Brookfield, CT: The Milbrook Press, 1996. 0-7613-0398-7.B. For Students1. Content from the
Core Knowledge Sequence,
Second Grade, page 43a. Organize material in paragraphs and understandi. how to use a topic sentenceii. how to develop a paragraph with examples and detailsiii. that each new paragraph is indented
A. Three or more copies of each of the following resources:1. Map2. World atlas3. Telephone book 4. Dictionary5. Encyclopedia6. Thesaurus7. School lunch menu8. Newspaper9. Current magazine10. Non-fiction book B. A copy of the following resources:1. A book with one author