Narrow and Direct a Research Topic

This PDF page provides 3 aspects of narrowing research ideas. To begin students should narrow a topic into a specific question. Next model the use of a semantic map to generate searchable ideas about the topic. Third use credibility questions to create a hot list chart of reputable websites. Using specific topic question and a semantic map can help students narrow the focus and direction of their research. It may be important to tailor the presentation to be more age-appropriate. This PDF is a sample and is labeled as such.

 

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two)...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.4
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.5
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions...
GLE 0301.3.1
Write for a variety of purposes to different audiences.
GLE 0301.3.2
Write in various modes and genres, including narration, literary response, personal experience, and subject matter content.
GLE 0301.3.3
Know and apply the steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, evaluating, and publishing.
GLE 0301.4.1
Identify and narrow a grade-appropriate research topic.
GLE 0301.5.1
Develop logic skills to enhance thoughtful reasoning and to facilitate learning.
TSS.ELA.3.W.PDW.4
With guidance and support, produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
TSS.ELA.3.W.PDW.5
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
TSS.ELA.3.W.RW.10
Write routinely over extended time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences; promote writing fluency.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

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