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Just The Facts

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Just The Facts

  1. 1. Just The F.A.C.T.S! Research Reports- So easy its criminal!
  2. 2. YOUR RESEARCH REPORT, STEP-BY-STEP! F.- Focus on your topic. A.- Ask and answer your questions. C.- Construct your report. T.-Tie up loose ends. S.-Show what you know.
  3. 3. Your Research Topic <ul><li>If you get to choose your topic, make sure you choose something that you are interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>If your teacher assigns you a topic you must try your best, even if you hate your topic. </li></ul>F- Focus on your topic.
  4. 4. Sources <ul><li>Your sources are where you get your information. They can be books, magazines, encyclopedias, almanacs, or websites. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to write down every source you use for your report. This is called “citing sources.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Your first page should be organized with your topic or subject of your report listed at the top. Topic: The Grand Canyon
  6. 6. Then take another sheet and list all of your source information. If you have more than one source make sure you include the title, author, publisher, and page numbers for each source. Every time you use another source add it to your list. Bibliography The World Book Encyclopedia , 2007.Vol. G-8. pgs 306-307. World Book Encyclopedia, Inc. Your list of sources is called a Bibliography!
  7. 7. Now, you should create at least 5 questions about your topic. If you don’t know anything about the topic you will have to read about it to be able to create the questions. Topic: The Grand Canyon <ul><li>Where is the Grand Canyon located? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the climate like? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the plant life like? </li></ul><ul><li>How was it formed? </li></ul><ul><li>How large is the Grand Canyon? </li></ul>The answers to these questions are the information that will make up your report! A- Ask and answer your questions.
  8. 8. Now, you need to find the answers to your questions. Your answers are in the …SOURCE! Answer your questions in words and phrases only! Write down only the bits of information that answer the questions.! <ul><li>Where is the Grand Canyon located? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northwest Arizona </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Grand Canyon National Park </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. What is the climate like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bottom 25 degrees hotter than top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rainfall varies 1” bottom- 26” at top </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. How was it formed? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorado River – cut through rocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>erosion over millions of years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. What is the animal life like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>300 species of birds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>120 species- other animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pink rattlesnakes- found only in GC (Grand Canyon) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5. How large is the canyon? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>277 miles long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Width 1 to 18 miles- varies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 mile deep </li></ul></ul>A- Ask and answer your questions. DO NOT COPY THE SENTENCES FROM THE SOURCE!
  9. 9. <ul><li>Where is the Grand Canyon located? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northwest Arizona </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Grand Canyon National Park </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. What is the climate like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bottom 25 degrees hotter than top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rainfall varies 1” bottom- 26” at top </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. How was it formed? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorado River – cut through rocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>erosion over millions of years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. What is the animal life like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>300 species of birds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>120 species- other animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pink rattlesnakes- found only in GC (Grand Canyon) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5. How large is the canyon? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>277 miles long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Width 1 to 18 miles- varies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 mile deep </li></ul></ul>The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . NEXT, Write your notes into sentences and paragraphs. Each answer becomes a sentence or paragraph in your report! C- Construct your report .
  10. 10. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . THEN, Cut your Paragraphs apart. This step will help you organize the information in your report. Cut carefully, these paragraphs are like the bricks that build your report. C- Construct your report . Each sentence should Be on a separate strip .
  11. 11. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . Now, you will decide in what order to put your paragraphs. Don‘t forget to leave room at the top for your introduction! C- Construct your report .
  12. 12. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . After you decide on the order of your paragraphs glue them down. You may have to use more paper. Don’t forget to leave some room between the paragraphs so you can edit the writing! C- Construct your report . Leave room for your introduction!
  13. 13. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . Add your introduction. Your introduction should grab the reader’s attention and mention a couple of ideas that you will include in your report. Don’t forget to leave some room between the paragraphs so you can edit the writing! The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Its amazing sights, interesting history, and unique animal life and are some of the reasons it is so popular. Introduction C- Construct your report .
  14. 14. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon is a magnificent place to visit. The colorful landscape, the unique plants, and the interesting animals are something that everyone should see. C- Construct your report . Page 2 Now, add your conclusion. It brings your report to a close. A good conclusion has a phrase or sentence to remind your reader why your topic is important or interesting. It also restates a couple of ideas that you brought out in your report. Add your conclusion to the end.
  15. 15. The Grand Canyon is a magnificent place to visit. The colorful landscape, the unique plants, and the interesting animals are something that everyone should see. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . Now, that you have all of the parts, edit your paragraphs, checking for spelling and grammar mistakes. The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Its amazing sights, interesting history, and unique animal life and are some of the reasons it is so popular. T- Tie up loose ends .
  16. 16. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Its amazing sights, interesting history, and unique animal life and are some of the reasons it is so popular. T- Tie up loose ends . Put in a sentence here so you smoothly move from one paragraph to another. Make sure you vary your sentences. These all begin the same way.
  17. 17. After all of your editing is done, copy your report in your neatest cursive handwriting. List your bibliography on the last page. The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Its amazing sights, interesting history, and unique animal life are some of the reasons it is so popular. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. It was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through rocks over millions of years. It is 277 miles long. Its width can vary from one mile to18 miles. It is one mile deep. The canyon has a unique climate. The temperature at the bottom can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The animal life is interesting too. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. The World Book Encyclopedia , 2007.Vol. G-8. pgs 306-307. WorldBook Encyclopedia, Inc. Bibliography The Grand Canyon S- Show what you know .
  18. 18. Make sure your report is neat, organized and your name is on it! This is where you show what you have learned and how smart you are! The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Its amazing sights, interesting history, and unique animal life are some of the reasons it is so popular. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. It was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through rocks over millions of years. It is 277 miles long. Its width can vary from one mile to18 miles. It is one mile deep. The canyon has a unique climate. The temperature at the bottom can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The animal life is interesting too. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. The World Book Encyclopedia , 2007.Vol. G-8. pgs 306-307. WorldBook Encyclopedia, Inc. Bibliography The Grand Canyon S- Show what you know .
  19. 19. YOUR RESEARCH REPORT, STEP-BY-STEP! F.- Focus on your topic. A.- Ask and answer your questions. C.- Construct your report. T.-Tie up loose ends. S.-Show what you know. Just The F.A.C.T.S!
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