Our Research Writing Lesson Plan for grades 1-2 teaches students about the importance of researching and reporting findings accurately and effectively. Being able to clearly and accurately inform and communicate findings through writing is a valuable skill that students will need in many areas of their lives. Gathering and summarizing key information will also be a powerful tool for academic reading and writing throughout upper grades and higher education. In this lesson, students are asked to use the information they have learned and their collaboration skills to create a group outline for a research paper and do shared research. Students will then work independently to write their own paragraphs based on this group research.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to participate in shared research and research writing to create an expository paragraph that shares their findings.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.8