I saw a fun idea in a resource book that I am interested in trying out with my class. After read the book The Mitten, students draw a scene, and choose an animal to draw in the scene. Then, they cover the animal with a mitten by gluing just the top of it to the paper. The student writes 3 clues about the anmal, the reader guesses the animal, and lifts up the mitten, revealing the animal. Of course, this would require my students to do some research, which they have not done before. At the end of the year they have to write a research paper, so I thought this would be a good intro to research. My question is, what would be the best way to do this? Should I check out some easy-reader books from the library for them to read? Print out information from the internet for them to read? Take them to the library to use a kid-friendly search engine (is there one?)? I don't want this to take a really long time...I would like to start (and finish) sometime next week, if possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!