Teaching Research for Non-Fiction Writing


To teach research skills for non-fiction writing, use three key strategies:
  • Alphabox
  • Key Word Stratey
  • RAN Chart

Learn more about these strategies here


See a sample outline of mini-lessons for a unit on research for non-fiction writing.


Alphaboxes


Key Word Strategy



RAN Chart





Students can organize their notes into a research notebook.


These are headings to create your own RAN chart in the classroom.

Centers

Use centers to have students conduct their research. Set up centers where students conduct research, i.e. partner reading, photographs, realia, and the Internet.