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    How to write an informational paper How to write an informational paper Presentation Transcript

    • How to write an informational paper
      By Heather Peacock
    • What is it?
      True Facts
      Real information
      Answers: who, what, when, where, and how?
    • Informational Book
      “Champion: The Story of Muhammad Ali
      Author: Jim Haskins
      Illustrator: Eric Velasquez
      Link to tumblebooks reading of story
      Picture found at:
      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ericvelasquez.com/books/small-covers/champion.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.ericvelasquez.com/books/&usg=__gcD9JrmqnmeGPh79dTxrqxamAfk=&h=208&w=150&sz=8&hl=en&start=0&sig2=WWYIhAPKK8GdagliLiyEjQ&zoom=0&tbnid=tfcC36Hn16XAaM:&tbnh=105&tbnw=76&ei=3jfLTP31Eous8AbvlbmKAQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dchampion%2Bstory%2Bof%2Bmuhammad%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DZbH%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D588%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=210&oei=3jfLTP31Eous8AbvlbmKAQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0&tx=4&ty=40
    • Informational book
      Book: “Many Thousand Gone: African Americans From Slavery to Freedom”
      Author: Virginia Hamilton
      This is true story that explains what happened to African American
      from the begging of slavery
      until they were freed. All true
      facts
      http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0679879366.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
    • Informational Article
      “How To Start Writing A Book That Will Grab Attention”
      Author: Trevor Johnson
      “How to start writing a book that will grab attention of the readers? New writers face this dilemma when they set out to write the first book using their creative talent. In order to be successful these writers need to follow some simple rules to make the whole writing process very simple.
      The first important rule is to have a clear idea about the subject for which you want to write the book. Then it is important to have a catchy title for the book. The title needs to grab the reader’s attention otherwise; they will not even look at the contents of the book.
    • Information Article
      The second rule talks about the content of the first paragraph as this need to be in a well-structured manner that draws the attention of the reader towards reading the whole book. It acts like a hook that keeps the reader glued on to the contents of the book. The first paragraph needs to be written with a lot of thought and caution to keep the readers interested in reading the remaining portion of the book.
      With the third rule, all is about structuring of paragraphs in the book to link the content from the start to the end. The paragraphs should not be lengthy as it might be boring for the readers. The best approach is to keep the content of the paragraph short and crisp for the readers to enjoy.
    • Continued
      The paragraphs should also follow a logical structuring to represent the correct flow of the book. The use of adverbs should be very less in the contents of the book. The fourth rule talks about taking help from subject experts who can provide consultation and ideas regarding the subject of the book. This will help in a positive idea sharing process. To give the book the necessary professional look it is important to take help from a publishing agency. They will use their approach to give a very interesting and professional look to the book, which will draw the readers’ attention. This would make the whole effort of writing a book a futile activity.”
    • How can I find information?
      Encyclopedia
      Atlas
      Almanac
      Internet
      Text book
      Library database
      Online journals
    • Internet Rules
      Do not play games while you are researching.
      Make sure your are researching on your specific topic
      Write down the author and web address for all information your are planning on using.
      Write down the website for any picture that you print out.
    • How do I google?
      Step 1: Open up internet explore on the desktop by double clicking it with your mouse.
      Step 2: Type in google.com as your URL
      Step 3: Type in the topic you wish to research in the search bar and click search.
    • Online
      Online Tips from brainpop
      http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/onlinesources/
    • What is Plagarism?
      STEALING!!!!
      You are stealing someone else’s ideas and passing them on as your own!
      It is cheating!
      Your are not only cheating yourself out of learning how to form thoughts, but also using someone else’s thoughts as your own.
      It is LAZY!!!!!!
    • Plagiarism
      Online tips from brainpop
      http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/plagiarism/
    • What happens if I do it?
      You will get in a lot of TROUBLE
      I will not grade your paper and you will get a zero.
      You may get kicked out of school!
      It will go on your permanent record
      You may go to court and be sued by the actual author!!!!
    • Project Guidelines
      Research your person using google.com
      You will write a biography on this person.
      WHO were they?
      WHAT did they do?
      WHEN they were born and when they died.
      WHERE did the live?
      HOW did they may a difference in the world?
    • Where to start
      Start by typing in your person into the google search engine.
      TAKE NOTES on what you learn and write down the websites information so you can make your reference page (we will go over this more in class)!
      Look at different website. Do not use the same site for every source.
    • References
      Movies found at:
      Brainpop.com
      Tumblebooks.com
      Article found at:
      Johnson, Trevor. AZ Cution-Articles Directory.“How To Start Writing A Book That Will Grab Attention.” Found on 10/27/10 on http://www.xzcution.com/how-to-start-writing-a-book-that-people-would-want-to-read/
      All picture sources are attached to the pictures.