In this blog I want to share with you about how and why you should be doing shared research activities in your classroom, give you some ideas, and share a few resources to help make it simple for you. When I taught third grade my students loved doing shared research activities. But when I moved to kindergarten and found out I had to teach my students how to do this, I didn’t think it was possible much less going to fun Turns out I was wrong!  What is shared research? Shared Research is where teachers often choose the topics, gather information, and guide their students by presenting all the facts and information. This is done in whole group instruction, small group instruction, and worked on over a period of a few days to a week. I began by sharing nonfiction pictures, books, and ask students questions based on the topic I’ve chosen. I choose the topic based on the standards I need to cover in science and social studies. Then, in our daily writing block time I can cover multiple standa...