Research Process

 

     
 

Welcome FCPS Teachers:

The expectation of all teachers in grades K-12 is to use the resources provided here to ensure alignment. All FCPS students should have achieved these skills at the indicated grade level to ensure consistency and continued success in the research process. This website was developed to provide coherent research skill alignment among FCPS students and consistent expectations among FCPS teachers. The resources provided will assist teachers and students in meeting common research goals and can be adapted to meet individual project needs and allow for variation of the final product.

 
Skills Continuum (grades K-12)

  • A chart identifying necessary research skills for all the steps of the research process and when those skills should be introduced, expected, and mastered

Scope and Sequence (grades K-12)

  • A chart which breaks down each skill in the research process into objectives and goals for each grade level
  • Contains links to a number of valuable web resources for each skill

Best Practices for Teachers   

 

  • Outlines expectations for teachers; primary, discussion, resources, and process

 

Rubrics (Elementary, Middle, and High)

  • To be used across all content areas
  • Focus on the research process, not the content of the final product

Resources 

  • List of websites that address all stages of the resource process
  • Linked pages of websites specific to each research skill in the scope and sequence chart
  • List of video and audio resources to address plagiarism issues

The expectation of all teachers in grades K-12 is to use the resources provided here to ensure alignment. All FCPS students should have achieved these skills at the indicated grade level to ensure consistency and continued success in the research process.

 
Please feel free to share any other helpful resources, tools, websites, or handouts that you may know of or have created by sending them to Mary Jo Richmond, Coordinator of Media Services, to be added here.