W.3.7 and W.3.8 Research Writing



This W.3.7 and W.3.8 Research Writing unit helps students learn how to find information in books and digital resources. It gives them practice and ample ways to practice researching and writing.

*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The graphic organizers, prompts, writing papers, and assessment pieces are now created in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 5 of the PDF. Please keep in mind that the lesson plans are not digitized at this time, only the graphic organizers, writing prompts, writing papers, and assessments.

There are 5 lesson plans, which can be spread out over the course of 2 or 3 weeks.
There are many activities within each lesson plans, which should take you about 2 or 3 days to complete each. The lesson plans are scaffolded to gradually teach the process of research writing.


1- Learning About Research Writing
2- Sorting Evidence Into Categories
3- Exploring Online Research Safely
4- Research Project 1- Planets
5- Research Project 2- Holidays Around the World

There are also…
–Research Questions
–Writing papers with primary lines and regular lines (8 options with picture sizes)
–Assessments (teacher and self)

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**Please keep in mind if you are buying multiple grade levels, the 1st and 2nd Grade Research Writing sets will have the SAME overlapping activities BUT the topics, pictures, and prompts will be completely different. 3rd grade has one different lesson about sorting information into categories, too.**

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This unit covers the Writing Common Core State Standard W.3.7 and W.3.8:
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.