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5th Grade - Research Topic

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Define and narrow a topic for research. 0501.4.1


Links verified on 9/7/2014


  1. Choosing and Refining Topics - ideas for developing focused writing
  2. Elementary Research Checklist - let this list help your students to get off to a good start This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  3. Helping Students Narrow a Topic - three topics to select
    1. Suggested Sequence
    2. Exercises
    3. Suggested Readings
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsHow Can I Narrow My Topic? - suggestions for students [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow to Narrow a Research Topic - [9 slides] This short show shows ways to narrow a topic using Eating Disorders as an example.
  6. How to Choose a Research Topic - suggestions on how to structure and compose your essay, research paper or book review
  7. How to Narrow a Topic - Homework Tree includes suggestions and examples [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  8. How to Narrow (or Broaden) Your Topic - tips from the UCLA library
  9. Information Elimination - Students model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing.
  10. Narrow Your Research Topic - tips on how to know if your topic is too broad
  11. Narrowing a Research Topic - four strategies are suggested - more than one strategy can be used to narrow the same topic [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  12. Search Methods: Narrow a Topic - Finding too much information on a particular topic is a good sign your topic is too vague. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  13. Ways to Narrow Down a Topic - suggestions for narrowing a topic, including the SOCRAPR method A lesson plan can be found at this site



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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