This collection contains resources to facilitate the teaching of writing a research paper for middle and high school students. Lessons include note taking skills, adding specific details and a rubric assessment. External links are provided for aiding in teaching about citiing sources, plagiarism and general literacy best practices.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2010-09-30.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This robust resource provides five children or parts, each with its own parts, on how to write a research paper. First, lessons are offered for how to write a 5 paragraph essay, include details, create expository writing, use graphic organizers and use rubrics. Another part provides guidance on notetaking, including Cornell note taking skills. Also included are resources for proper use of citations, how to avoid plagiarism, use rubrics for writing and a variety of external links to writing resources.

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