Index of pages for Grades
This page supplies an index of all of the lesson plans available for research
activities in grades 4-6. You can click on the name of the activity to
take you to the lesson plan for an overview, objective and activity. There
is a brief description of each activity to help you decide which one you
would like to start with.
Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg
Teach kids how to develop research skills using a picture book titled Ben's Dream. Chris
Van Allsburg has written a wonderful book that shows pictures of famous
landmarks through an interesting perspective. He does not mention the names
of the landmarks. The book is terrific for research activities.
Show students the thrill of learning using a scavenger
based on the Civil War. Students will be given clues to verify information
about generals, battle sites, interesting facts and Civil War causes. Students
love hunting for the information and have so much fun they don't even realize
how hard they are working!
Discover the research game called Super
Sleuth . It motivates students to learn research skills by
giving a daily clue to add up to an answer at the end of the week. You'll
be amazed at the amount of student participation and enthusiasm.
Leslie M. Klish