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.
- Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two)...
- With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific...
- 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.
- With guidance and support, produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
- With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
- Write routinely over extended time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences; promote writing fluency.
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