Reading daily with your child is the single most important thing you can do to help him or her succeed in school. Believe it or not, reading (or being read to) just twenty minutes a day does more to boost your child's brain than educational apps or TV could ever do. Not to mention, it's a great way to spend quality time with your child, too!
Courtesy of Shannon Ryan, SLMS at Lake Carolina Elementary, Upper Campus
Step 1. Brainstorm.
Choose your topic. What do you already know? Use the KWL Builder at ReadWriteThink to start the thinking process.
Step 2. Research.
The 5 W's: Who, What, Where, When, Why. Think about the 5 W's. Which W's do you need to answer during your research? Include the library catalog, encyclopedias and databases in your investigation process.
Step 3. Take Notes.
Record your answers using the FINDS template. Write in your own words. Keep track of the sources you use.
Step 4. Write the Report.
Write in your own words. Be sure to put anything you copy exactly in quotation marks. Cite all the sources used.
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