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MP Research Portal - Grades 6-8

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Student Research Tools

Grades 6-8

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Student Research Planner
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~~What do I need to know?~~
What do I already know?
What am I curious about?
What keywords should I use?


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~~Where do I find my information?~~
How do I know what resources to use?
What makes a source reliable?
How will I keep track of what I learn?
How do I record all of the sources I use?

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~~How do I organize my information?~~
Do all my facts agree?
Do I need any more information?
What is my final thesis statement?


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~~How will I share what I learned?~~
What is the best way to present my research?
Do I need to create or find some items to illustrate my findings?
How will I credit the sources I used?

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~~How did I do?~~
Is my project complete?
Did I meet my teacher’s expectations?
Did I do my best work and use my time well?
What would I do differently on my next project?