This is the Graphic Organizer due the first day of English class.

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Your Name

English teacher(s) name(s)

English Class/Period

Date Due

Graphic Organizer for Creating Senior Project


Topic idea:

Essential Question (a broad question that requires research)



Two supporting questions:





Why have you chosen this topic? Be specific and detailed.





What do you already know about your topic? Be specific and detailed about your background knowledge and current skills in this area.







What specific skills and/or knowledge will you learn while completing senior project? Explain how those skills and/or knowledge will be a “learning stretch”.







Do you have a mentor in mind? What skills/experience would a mentor for this project need to have? (Mentors must be at least 21 years old and not be a family member.)






What do you plan to do or create as evidence that you have completed a “learning stretch” through new skills and knowledge? (PRODUCT)







What kind of research can you do to help answer your essential questions? Where would you look for answers?







What evidence would you have next May to show that you have completed a “learning stretch” through new skills and knowledge? A physical product? Photographs? Other documentation?