Research Writing – Teach students how to write a research paper


Take the stress out of teaching your students how to write a research paper with this complete research writing unit! This comprehensive and complete research paper writing unit will help you teach your students how to write a research paper.

This step-by-step resource teaches your students the 8 steps of research writing and includes every single thing you could need for a successful research writing unit! Plus, it is updated for 9th edition MLA!

The editable teaching presentation is ideal for direct instruction and includes multiple days of guided instruction! The research writing presentation introduces students to the eight steps for completing a research project: selecting topics, generating questions, brainstorming, researching and gathering credible information, organizing and outlining, writing the first draft, peer editing, and finalizing the paper.

This research writing unit includes:

  • a 72-slide, editable instructional presentation
  • a multi-day unit outline to help you plan instruction
  • MLA citations and source cards student handout
  • source card graphic organizer
  • research writing guidelines handout
  • research paper outline
  • research paper assignment about an invention created before 1950
  • multiple research paper writing graphic organizers
  • Peer edit form
  • Research paper grading rubric
  • and a DIGITAL link to a Google-based assignment handout

Your students will love how easy research writing will be! This unit simplifies research paper writing and makes it more accessible for all learners. You’ll see a tremendous improvement in your students’ writing!

The research writing instructional presentation is a multi-day teaching presentation that introduces students to the basics of research paper writing and MLA format, which is updated for the current 9th edition MLA requirements

The research paper writing presentation covers the steps to writing a research paper, the differences between reliable and unreliable sources, MLA citations and formatting, source cards, and more. It also includes writing examples and sentence starters to help students improve their research writing skills.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ DHH of the Lakes says, My students really benefited from such a structured way to write their first research paper. They loved the topic choices and each student enjoyed researching their chosen topic. Thank you for creating such a wonderful resource and sharing it with us!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Makayla R. says, “I loved this resource! The PowerPoint is so so helpful. It walks you through everything from the bare basics of ‘what is research’ to ‘how to cite sources. Such a time-saver for teachers who don’t have time to make all their own power points.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Malinda B. says, “The PowerPoint was amazing! Easy to understand, concise, and able to use as a scaffolding tool from beginning to end of the research paper. The additional materials were great, and helped out tremendously with visual learners, as it had several graphic organizers included. I would highly recommend!


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