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Ela research project on an american author

  1. 1. USING FOUR OR MORE SOURCES, YOU WILL WRITE A THREE-PAGE RESEARCH PAPER ABOUT AN AMERICAN AUTHOR.THE PAPER WILL BE WRITTEN IN COMPLETE SENTENCES USING THE SCRIBE PARAGRAPH FORMAT. ELA Research project on an American author
  2. 2. ELA Research Paper <ul><li>All information will be cited using MLA format. </li></ul><ul><li>You will have approximately two weeks to complete all segments of the research paper. It may require you to work outside of class gathering information and typing the final copy. </li></ul><ul><li>The research paper will be placed in your literacy portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can work in groups of two or three, one topic per group. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ela Research Paper <ul><li>Think About: </li></ul><ul><li>What Do I want to know about this topic </li></ul><ul><li>What do I need to know </li></ul>
  4. 4. ElA Research Paper <ul><li>What do I already know about this topic </li></ul><ul><li>How do I know this </li></ul>
  5. 5. ELA Research Paper <ul><li>Focus questions to answer: these could become paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s background </li></ul><ul><li>Listing of all noteworthy writings and what they are about </li></ul><ul><li>Why the author is important to study </li></ul><ul><li>How the author reflected a particular movement or time period </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s influences </li></ul><ul><li>Key themes the author writes about </li></ul><ul><li>Any stylistic elements unique to the author </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. ELA Research Paper <ul><li>Steps to take </li></ul><ul><li>After choosing a topic you will write a thesis statement that narrows your focus to what you will prove or support in your paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Each paragraph will provide evidence of this. Use prior knowledge, collaboration and classroom resources to fill out the thesis template. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. ELA Research Paper <ul><li>Possible author topics: You will sign up for one with instructor (all found in the Prentice Hall textbook). You may sign up for an author not on this list. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Sherwood Anderson Frederick Douglass Abigail Adams </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Frost W.H. Auden Alex Haley </li></ul><ul><li>James Baldwin Nathanieol Hawthorne Willa Cather </li></ul><ul><li>Ernest Hemingway Ralph Waldo Emerson Langston Hughes </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Dickinson Zora Neale Hurston E.E. Cummings </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Irving Stephen Crane Jack London </li></ul><ul><li>Kate Chopin William Faulkner Henry Longfellow </li></ul><ul><li>James Russell Lowell F. Scott Fitzgerald Herman Melville </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Franklin Joyce Carol Oates Carl Sandburg </li></ul><ul><li>John Steinbeck Henry David Thoreau Mark Twain </li></ul><ul><li>John Updike Alice Walker Edith Wharton </li></ul><ul><li>Walt Whitman William Carlos Williams </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. ELA Research Paper <ul><li>Thesis </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>______________________(author name) is best known for__________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>His other works included_______________________________ and he was involved in _____________________________________(what literature movement, political event or time period). </li></ul><ul><li>This author was unique because ___________________________________________(reason) and I will explore this author’s life in this paper. </li></ul>
  9. 9. ELA Research Paper <ul><li>Gather evidence – using note pages for each source, write the work cited information and all the answers to the questions you posed on note pages from each source. You must use two text sources, one may be your textbook. A computer database like Wilson’s counts for a text source. You also must use two Internet sources. Avoid any site that has a .com in its address. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. ELA Research Paper <ul><li>Develop an outline that shows the order the paper will flow in. (Roman numerals and letters) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Write a rough draft, citing where information came from at the end of each paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Type final copy, three pages minimum, double spaced, one inch margins, numbered at the top right, plus type work cited page following MLA format. </li></ul>
  11. 11. ELA Research Paper <ul><li>Demonstrate your knowledge in a presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>One group member will provide the author’s biography. </li></ul><ul><li>Another member will recite from the author’s body of work and relate what it means to him. </li></ul><ul><li>Students not presenting will evaluate the speeches, providing input to the teacher. </li></ul>
  12. 12. ELA Research Paper <ul><li>Work Completion check off list </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis Statement 25 points (March 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Outline 25 points (March 11) </li></ul><ul><li>Rough draft 25 points (March 15) </li></ul><ul><li>Final paper 50 points (March 18) </li></ul><ul><li>Work cited page 25 points (March 18) </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation 50 points (March 18-24th) </li></ul><ul><li>Total 200 points </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 13. ELA Research Paper <ul><li>Points will be taken off for grammar and spelling errors, poor content, and less than required four work cited sources </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Format: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Title Page; optional </li></ul><ul><li>First page at top: Your name, my name, ELA 10 research paper, title of paper, page number </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction: Includes thesis statement </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence paragraphs: each page is numbered top right </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: restate introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Work Cited Page </li></ul>
  14. 14. ELA Research Paper Project Rubric Lacking(components missing, poor content, grammatical and spelling errors) Presentation lacking components Satisfactory (most components present, free grammatical and spelling errors) Presentation meeting requirements Excellent (meets or exceeds all requirements) Presentation exceeding requirements Thesis Statement Outline Rough Draft Final Draft Citation Page Presentation

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