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Research Skills For All Ages


Index of pages for Grades 4-6


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.

Scavenger Hunt
Show students the thrill of learning using a scavenger hunt
game 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!

Super Sleuth
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.



Ben's Dream
Scavenger Hunt
Super Sleuth
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Leslie M. Klish