Sets of Factual Information Provide Sources for Nonfiction Writing
Writing A-Z Research Packets give students immediate access to information related to a content area topic or theme. Research Packets give students factual information to support nonfiction writing. Each packet is easy to use and modeled after the writing that students would be expected to read at each of the four developmental writing levels.
Why Use Research Packets
Teachers can spend a lot of time finding appropriate source materials for students to use for research. Writing A-Z provides Research Packets that are differentiated by student writing levels so that you can save time and still meet the needs of every student.
How to Use Research Packets
Hand out printed Research Packets for students to read before creating a piece of nonfiction writing, such as an informational report, a biography, or a persuasive essay.
Have students take notes, use graphic organizers, or mark up sources as appropriate to determine the important information that they would like to share in their writing. Use projectable versions for whole-class modeling on how to use each source for information.