Occupation Research Project (Research Outline, Essay, Choice Board), Grades 4-8

Students love a project when they get to CHOOSE a topic based on their personal interests! The purpose of this 3-part project for grades 4-8 is for students to explore and learn about an occupation that is of interest to them. Often, students say, “I want to be a (insert job) when I grow up,” but they don’t know what that entails. This project requires students to research an occupation of their choice, take notes on a research outline, write an informative essay, and create an eye-catching visual aid.

**Please feel free to modify this project to meet the needs of your learners!

–Lined pages are provided for the essay. However, some teachers may require students to type the paper or write on notebook paper.

–Although an oral presentation is only required for one of the choice board activities, students should be encouraged to share details about their occupation with the class. An idea would be to have a mini job fair in your classroom where students can display and discuss their visual aids.

PDF Zip File Includes (10 pages):
-Project Guideline Page for Students
-Topic List
-Visual Aid Choice Board
-Research Outline
-Informative Essay Writing Pages

**Written in American English.

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