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Famous Authors | Famous Inventors Research Project | Research Project Template | This no prep Famous Inventors Research Project is full of graphic organizers and concise directions that will have your students using the graphic organizer templates to navigate and organize information. There are 30 Children’s Authors and Famous Inventors included in this bundle. 

All of the templates are Print & Go and easy to use- plus, this bundle can be easily differentiated to multiple student learning levels.

Everything you need to get your students started on a beginning guided research writing project! Follow the Guided Research Process and use the graphic organizer templates to teach your class how to navigate and organize information. Students will create Important Questions (essential questions) to provide focus to their research. 

Common Core Standards (pg. 3)

Guided Research Process directions (pgs. 4-5)

K-W-L Template (pg. 6)

“Important Question” Anchor Chart (pg. 7)

What Do I Do Now? (pg. 8)

Write Down Your Sources: Computer/Books (pgs. 9-10)

Children’s Authors Templates (pgs. 11- 29)

Famous Inventors Templates (pgs. 30- 40)

Children’s Authors:

Beatrix Potter

David Shannon

Dr. Seuss

Eric Carle

Ezra Jack Keats

Jan Brett

Kevin Henkes

Margaret Wise Brown

Mo Willems

Roald Dahl

Barbara Park

C.S. Lewis

E.B. White

J.K. Rowling

Tomie de Paola

Laura Numeroff

Leo Lionni

Lewis Carroll

Shel Silverstein


Alexander Graham Bell

Tim Berners Lee

Eli Whitney

George Washington Carver

Johannes Gutenberg

Thomas Edison

The Wright Brothers

Steve Jobs

Samuel Morse

Henry Ford

Ben Franklin

Common Core Standards

Second Grade


Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.


Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).


Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Third Grade


Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.


Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.


Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

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