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Standard 6: Research

Students will engage in inquiry to acquire, refine, and share knowledge.


WRITING: Students will summarize and paraphrase, integrate evidence, and cite sources to create reports, projects, papers, texts, and presentations for multiple purposes.
5.6.W.4 Students will summarize and present information in a report. 

Student Actions 

Teacher Actions 

  • Students synthesize their information to create a report.
  • Students present their report orally or in writing.
  • The end product, no matter its presentation, must represent a summary of the information gathered according to teacher-directed guidelines.
  • Teachers model synthesizing information to create a report using Write Aloud strategies, and provide opportunities for students to synthesize their information to create a report.

  • Teachers monitor and provide opportunities for students to present information in a report either orally or in writing and receive feedback. 

    • Using Rubrics and project expectations at the beginning of both shorter and longer research projects will give students an understanding of what their end product should look like. 

Supporting Resources 

Teacher Insights 

OSSBA Oklahoma Library of Digital Resources Grade 5 (Website)

Summary vs. Paraphrasing (Website) 

Preventing Plagiarism: Tips and Techniques (Website)

Minds In Bloom: 72 presentations ideas (Website)

The Big, Bad Wolf...Is This a Fact? (Website)

American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study (Website)

Myth and Truth: The "First Thanksgiving" (Website)

Using Pictures to Build Schema for Social Studies Content (Boston Massacre) (website) Exploring World Cultures Through Folk Tales (website)

Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills (website) Developing Students' Critical Thinking Skills Through Whole-Class Dialogue (website)

  • A research report mandates that students work through the research process for a final written product. A report can mean a traditional paper, but it could also be presented in a poster, pamphlet, presentation, etc.

  • While typical research papers involve supporting an opinion or a claim, reports, no matter how they are presented, must represent an objective summary of the most relevant information gathered according to teacher-directed guidelines.

  • Informational writing in response to text is the grade level instructional focus. 

Due to recursive nature of the standards, it is essential that teachers are aware of how all objectives within and between strands work together for optimal instruction.

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