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June 10

posted Jun 10, 2013, 5:39 AM by Peter Knowles
Day 85--

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will understand how to accurately collect and cite information for academic research.I will work with a group to collect information from a web page.  I will create accurate notecards to show what I've found on the web pageThis is a formative assessment to review and prepare for my final. 

You may still turn in rewrites/regrades of assessments you've turned in. If you haven't received the scored assessment yet, you'll be receiving it today, tomorrow, or Wednesday. You'll have until Sunday, June 16 to turn in rewrites/regrades for inclusion in your second semester grade.

ALSO: All retakes of any TESTS must be completed by June 11 (tomorrow). Mr Knowles will be available at lunch on Monday, and Tuesday to give them, or after school on those dates, by appointment. 

Today we'll continue our review of research and writing practices in preparation for this week's final. 

Last week you had a chance to review some important skills in this area:
  • Wednesday you created a perfect reference listing for an Internet resource
  • Thursday you collected a quotation, paraphrase, and a summary using that resource
  • Friday you created a perfect reference list using your own and classmates' references
Now it's time to use some of that information while reviewing procedures for citations and use of information. 
Here's what you need to do:
  1. Find one or two other students you'd like to work with today
  2. Open one copy of one of the following Shared Docs:  Period 1 / Period 3 / Period 4 / Period 6
  3. Make a copy of the document you opened, then share it with your group members. 
  4. Using the information in the document, you'll begin creating a perfect paragraph that uses -- and correctly cites-- at least four (4) different sources of information. Here's how:
    1. At the top or bottom of the list of information, find a place for your work. Type a topic sentence for your paragraph. Since the subject of your paragraph will be the invention and impact of the elevator, something like this would work: One of the most overlooked technologies in changing people's lives at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries was the elevator. or The invention of the elevator changed people's lives. or Without a new invention that allowed people to move vertically with ease came along, the modern city would not have been possible. You get the idea. With your partners, compose a broad topic sentence that sets the tone for what you are about to write. 
    2. After your topic sentence, choose some information from one of your sources that would be a logical place to start your discussion of the elevator. It can be a quotation (don't lose the quotation marks) or a paraphrase, or a piece of summarized information. You may cut & paste the information, but make sure that you:
    3. Cite the source correctly. 
    4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 three more times, using 3 more sources, until you have a topic sentence, then four more sentences, each with a different citation. 
    5. Add a closing sentence, summing up some of the key ideas you've presented.
    6. Finally, create a perfectly fomatted list of references (just like you did on Friday) but using only the 4 sources you actually used in your paragraph. Your finished work will look something like this:
 Here's a topic sentence. This information adds information about my topic from one of my sources (Source). Then, there's another bit of information (Reference). I might also add a "quotation or two" (Citation). And then I would want to add one more to make a total of four different sources (Ideas).  And then I'd sum it all up with a nice closing sentence. 

Works Cited

Citation, Cindy. "Elevators in My Life." Website Title. January 12, 2011. Web. June 10, 2013.

Ideas, Ira. "Otis and the Elevator." Website Title. September 7, 2005. Web. June 10, 2013.

Reference, Randy. "The Elevator and Its Inventors." Website Title. October 1, 2009. Web. June 10, 2013.

Source, Sarah. "Ups and Downs of the Elevator." Website Title. April 4, 2010. Web. June 10, 2013. 

   Like last week, the focus here should be on 100% perfection. Take your time. Ask questions. Talk to each other. Figure it out. 

When finished, hand in your group's work by putting it in the daily work dropbox.