W.4.7 W.4.8 W.4.9 Research Writing



This W.4.7 W.4.8 W.4.9 Research Writing set 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 7 lesson plans, which can be spread out over the course of 3 or 4 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 writing opinion pieces.


1- All About Research Writing
2- Taking Notes & Organizing Information
3- Online and Text Research
4- Citing Authors and Sources
5- Research Project #1- States
6- Research Project #2- Landforms
7- Research Project #3- Famous Musicians

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 3rd Grade Research Writing sets will have some similar or overlapping activities BUT the prompts, pictures, and topics will be completely different. Several of the activities are changed, too, but it follows a similar format.**

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This unit covers the Writing Common Core State Standard W.4.7, 4.8, 4.9:

Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions].”).

Apply grade 4 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text”)