Since assessment guides instruction, The Central Bucks Research Model is based upon the skills needed for success in the 6th grade assessment.
Our model is also based on the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening, and the Understanding by Design philosophy of working backward.
Step 1: Choose a Topic
Step 2: Plan Keywords for Research
Step 3: “Presearch”-- locate and evaluate sources
following the Hierarchy of Research
Step 4: Read for Understanding
Step 5: Develop Research Questions
Step 6: Set up Note-taking Tools
Step 7: Take Notes
Step 8: Credit Sources
Step 9: Organize Information
Step 10: Continue with the Writing Process