2012-2013 School Year- 7th gr. Research Project
Page #
Tentative Due Date?
“Dear Parents”
Handout #1
Parent signature due Wed 4/17
Topic Choices & Minimum Requirements
Handout #2
last day to change topic- Wed 4/17
“10 Things You Need to Know…”
Handout #3
(class notes)
“Student Research Beginning Stages TO DO list”
Handout #4
you should be able to check-off by Wed. 4/17
“Plagiarism: Don’t Do It”
(To be used to help with Parenthetical Citations too!)
Handout #5
(class notes/instructions)
Research Organizers (NOTE: There are 3 different versions, depending on topic focus: person, place, era)
Handout #6
place, or
due end of the day Wed. 4/17
Direct Quote Log & Rubric
Handout #7
due Wed. 4/17
Quoting, Paraphrasing & Direct Quoting
Handout #8
(class notes)
Body Paragraph #1 Rough Draft Rubric
Handout #9A
due Wed. 4/24
Body Paragraph #2 R.D. Rubric
Handout #9B
due Friday. 4/26
Body Paragraph #3 R.D. Rubric
Handout #9C
due Wed. 5/1
INFOhio Citation Guide
Handout #10 front & back
(class notes)
*To be used with Bib cards & Works Cited Page!
Writing BIB Cards
Writing NOTE Cards
Handout #11 front
Handout #11 back
Bib & Note Cards both due after school Monday, 4/22
Bib Card Rubric
Note Card Rubric
Handout #12 front
Handout #12 back
(same as above)
Guidelines to Writing Your (Body Parag) Rough Draft
Handout #13
(class notes/instructions)
*Refer to specific due dates of Rough Drafts
How to Avoid Personal Pronouns in Formal Writing
Handout #14 (front/page 1)
(class notes/instructions)
MLA: Organizing your Typed Rough Draft & Final Draft
Handout #14 (back/page 2)
(class notes/instructions)
Writing Your Introductory Paragraph & Thesis (with Rubric)
Handout #15
due by end of day, Friday, 5/3/13
Guidelines & "Formula" for writing your Thesis Statement
Handout #16
(same as above)
Guidelines for Writing your Conclusion Paragraph (with Rubric)
Handout #17
due by end of day, Friday, 5/3/13
How to Write a Works Cited Page using Easybib.com
Works Cited "rough draft" rubric
Handout #18
Rubric (only need 1/2 sheet)
due by end of day, Tuesday, 5/7/13
Typed Final Paper w/ Works Cited Page
Rubric for Final Paper: ELA grade AND Social Studies grade
due Wed. 5/15/13
Study Guide for Final Research Unit Test (on the writing process, research skills, and MLA formatting)
Study Guide
Common Assessment/ Final Research Unit Test scheduled for Friday, 5/17/13

Additional Classroom Handouts & References: (most of them were created by Mrs. Tolin)

EVEN MORE helpful links and tools!!! (found on the internet)

  • Internet Citation Organizer: Students can use this interactive-handout to help them organize the bibliographic data of sources they find on the Internet. Type on the webpage before printing, OR print and hand-write on it!
  • Research Paper Scaffold- This handout guides students in researching and organizing the information they need for writing their research paper.
  • Printable Essay Map- Use this graphic organizer to develop an outline for an essay that includes an introductory statement, main ideas, supporting details, and a conclusion.
  • Interactive Essay Map- This interactive graphic organizer can help students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement, main ideas to be discussed or described, supporting details, and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic in the upper right-hand corner that will allow users to move around the map easily. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed. NOTE: This will NOT meet required MLA-formatting for the outline that needs to be completed for class; however, it can be a visually helpful "starting point" for struggling students.

Language Arts Standards that will be addressed: