Research Notes

Formative Assessments: Reader's & Writer's Notebook

Research Notes

Using the resources of our class website and our Library Media Center, begin your research. You must find at least three valid, reliable and accurate sources which connect to the ideas you identified in your notebook.

Once you identify a source, read it through and then hold on to your thinking. Your options for holding your thinking include:

      • Noodletools Notecards (exported to your Reader's & Writer's Notebook folder.)
      • Gale Resources - Highlighting/Notes downloaded to your Google Drive and added to your Reader's & Writer's Notebook folder.
      • Research Notes - click here to download a blank which you can save to your Reader's & Writer's Notebook, located in your course folder. Don't forget to rename the file to include the name of your research focus.

Our library media center has many resources to help you with this stage of the research process and beyond. To access these resources, click here.

Lastly, don't forget to: "Go with the flow!" As you read through different research sources, you will discover new questions or connections. Follow these ideas and sources wherever they lead.


Ready to complete your own Research Notes?


Click here download a blank response.


Then click on "File" and select "Make a Copy"


Next, rename the document (just delete the word "copy" and keep the rest). Lastly, save it to your Reader's & Writer's Notebook, located in your course folder.