In this research portfolio, students explore a chosen invention or innovation. They present their findings through a variety of creative written and artistic projects. 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
- Presentation Feedback Slips you can reuse for any project
About your resource: This .zip file contains 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!
-Danielle @ Nouvelle ELA