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How do you write a research report?

5/4/2016
Third graders have been honing their research and reporting skills in their latest project, African American Biographies.

Third graders have been honing their research and reporting skills in their latest project, African American Biographies. Taking the skills they have developed all year through book reports such as reading and summarizing text, they layered on new skills in research and writing.

To pique their interest, students read through a number of biographies. They were then required to submit their top three choices with an explanation as to why they connected with the person and why they should be the one to report about him or her. This piece played an important part in the lesson as students found meaning and connections between their own lives and the lives of the people they were reading about throughout the project.

Students read three or more sources, compiled information from the sources, and then organized the information into a narrative form. Ms. Foley and Ms. McAndrew gave students a few guiding questions to get the research started. Students also worked with Ms. Cosgrove, the lower school librarian, to find their sources. Besides reading books, articles, and other written pieces, the third graders received instruction on  how to conduct meaningful searches using the internet.

Stop by the third grade classrooms to see amazing projects about important American figures like Sojourner Truth, Duke Ellington, Willie Mays, and more!