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Informational Text/Research Process


F.I.N.D.S. is a Research Process model developed by the Florida State Department of Education. F.I.N.D.S. is an acronym for the five steps of the Florida Research Process: FOCUS, INVESTIGATE, NOTES, DEVELOP, SCORE.

FINDS LiveBinder Link

FINDS Documents to Download and Print

FINDS: Summary Charts (K-12)

FINDS: A Research Process Model Chart Grades K-12, Including Sunshine State Standards, and AASL Standards

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FINDS LibGuide
Stripling Lib Guide

FINDS: Student Handouts

Curious Cat Research Organizer Utilizing FINDS

FINDS Student Pamphlet

FINDS: Student Skills