Writing a Research Report (MLA Format, Grades 5, 6, and 7)

This is a great introduction to writing a research report. Students will research, take notes, create an outline, cite resources, and write a research report.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 9 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn how to:
 - Choose and narrow a topic.
 - Take notes.
 - Choose good sources.
 - Cite resources.
 - Understand what plagiarism is.
 - Organize notes into an outline/identify main ideas.
 - Write a rough draft 
 - Edit their own draft.
I love working with kids! I have 13 years of teaching experience, and I have taught in both traditional school settings and as a homeschool parent. I am passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journey. It's so exciting when I see a student gain confidence as a reader/writer or when I can help a young aspiring writer achieve their dreams.

My writing experience includes writing copy for marketing materials, ghost writing for corporate executives, technical writing, writing newspaper articles, and writing instructions for digital technology applications. Managing a corporate internal newsletter was one of my favorite projects. I created the newsletter design, interviewed and wrote articles about team members, and managed the editing and submission process for all the contributors. As a hobby, I love to write short stories, poetry, and songs. I can't imagine my life without writing.

My education includes a BA in Communications and a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication (MSTPC). Because I have completed 2 years of my BA and all of my MS classes online, I am skilled with the various aspects of online learning. I love using what I have learned to help kids become better at reading and writing.
Homework will vary each week depending on what we are working on. Some weeks it will be to take notes and find resources and other weeks there will be writing assignments.
There will be worksheets handed out during the course of the class. Students can use these to keep track of their resources, take notes, and record their progress. 
Beginning in week 7, students should have access to PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi, or some other thing that they can use to create a presentation.
I will meet with students frequently throughout the weeks to talk with them about their progress. A written assessment will be sent to parents after the 9 week class is ended. I will also keep in close touch with parents throughout the process.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students should be able to complete all assignments independently, but some review of assignments by parents is always helpful.
Students will find books, articles, and websites as sources for their paper. I will check all their sources to make sure they are appropriate and good.
Students will need access to something they can create a presentation on (PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi, etc.).
I will give students some materials such as a research report schedule and some other handouts to help them along in the process.
Students can hand write or type their final paper.


Lisa Rohloff
Lives in the United States
Teacher and Writer
262 total reviews
276 completed classes

About Me

I love working with kids! I have 14 years of teaching experience and have taught in traditional school settings, online, and as a homeschool parent. I'm passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journeys. I feel... 
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