Writing and Editing a Research Report
This lesson involves students writing - individually or in small groups - a research
report on their severe weather pattern for presentation to the class (lesson 5). As with any
collaborative project, activities can be assigned to or divided among students in a
variety of ways - from having some students write specific parts of the report to having
everyone work together on entire the report. In addition, students will peer edit
other student's work.
In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer (PC or Macintosh) with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as software (operating system, TCP/IP software, networking or dial-up software, e-mail and a World Wide Web client program, preferably Netscape, but perhaps Mosaic or Lynx). In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity (in addition to those described above) and the level of Internet access required to do the activity.
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