In this research portfolio, students explore a career. They present their findings through a variety of creative written and artistic projects, including writing a resume. This process develops important research skills like evaluating sources, citing and paraphrasing evidence, and analyzing claims. Students are engaged and excited as they present their results in an alternative to a formal paper.
This is a complete research project based on the Big6 Style, differentiated to meet the needs of your high-achievers as well as struggling readers, LEP students, and EC students.
***You can reuse several of these components for other projects, research, or presentations (the evaluation sheets, for example).****
- Full Teacher’s Guide with project options, suggestions for research phases, considerations for student workdays, and ideas for showcasing student work
- Editable project materials, rubrics, and unit plan:
-Research Prep Sheet
- Activities and handouts to build research skills (paper + digital):
-Integrating Sources with model text (“In Focus: Gordon Parks”)
-Source Sheet/Source Cards
-Research Overview Booklet (or Slideshow)
-MLA Cheat Sheet
-Resume writing activity
- Presentation Feedback Slips you can reuse for any project
Research Packet: Utopias
Research Packet: Inventions
Paragraph Peer and Self Review Worksheets
Harlem Renaissance PPT Project
Poetry Resources Growing Bundle
Found Poetry Packet
Short Stories Unit for Interactive Notebooks
ISNs for Secondary ELA – Yearlong Bundle
Creating a Novel Unit for ISNs
About your resource:
Inside this zip file you’ll find editable materials which are adaptable in .ppt (or a clone) or in Google Slides. Activities and handouts are “print-and-go” PDFs. Digital versions are available in fillable Google Slides.
If you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you!
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