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Using research

  1. 1. What you will find in your folder: 1.Performance Task Guidelines with Checklist 2. Rubric 3. Word Bank of Vocabulary 4.C-Notes Template with Guiding Questions 5. Storyboard Welcome to your Product Group!
  2. 2. Using Research Finding Main Idea & Citing Sources
  3. 3. Words about Main Idea essay specific topic detail evidence skim conclusion thesis statement
  4. 4. Brainpop Let’s watch a video about Main Idea. http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/mainidea
  5. 5. What Did We Learn? What is the difference between a topic and a main idea? What is the difference between a main idea and details? How can we find the main idea in a passage?
  6. 6. Structure in Research Articles Journalists often use an inverted pyramid to organize the ideas in their articles by importance. Main ideas go at the top of the pyramid, followed by a few interesting details in the middle, and some related facts towards the bottom.
  7. 7. Finding Main Idea: Let’s Practice
  8. 8. How to Use Research 1. Read and understand the passage. 2. Understand what the passage is saying about the topic. 3. Look for answers to guiding questions in the passage. 4. Take notes about what you read.
  9. 9. How to Use Research 1. Read and understand the passage. A. Note difficult words or words you don’t understand. B. Re-read to look for meaning. C. Use context clues to try to understand difficult words D. What other strategies can you use if you don’t understand a word?
  10. 10. How to Use Research 2. Understand what the passage is saying about the topic. A. What is the article about? B. What message is the author trying to get across? C. What words or ideas are stressed? D. What important details does the article cover?
  11. 11. How to Use Research 3. Look for answers to guiding questions in the passage. A. Read the guiding question you are trying to answer. B. Put 1 finger on the question. C. Using your other finger, read each sentence in the passage. D. Ask yourself if the passage answers the question.
  12. 12. How to Use Research 4. Take notes about what you read. A. If you find answers in the passage, write down the main idea and keywords/ details in your notes. B. Write notes in your own words, if possible, or at least in bullet-form, so you are not copying whole sentences.
  13. 13. Taking Notes
  14. 14. Words About Citing Sources bibliography source citation easybib author editor contributor date accessed date published
  15. 15. Brainpop Let’s watch a video about Citing Sources. http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/citingsou
  16. 16. How to Cite Sources • Build your bibliography by keeping a log. • Go to EasyBib.com • Sign-up for EasyBib account • Choose the type of source. • Input information about your source. • Save your citation list. • Paste your citation list into your
  17. 17. How to Cite Sources http://easybib.com/ makes it easy!
  18. 18. How to Cite Sources
  19. 19. How to Cite Sources
  20. 20. How to Cite Sources
  21. 21. How to Cite Sources
  22. 22. How to Cite Photos You must give credit to your photo sources. Follow Mr. Sturgeon’s instructions about finding and saving photos. Easybib will also help you create your list of photo credits.
  23. 23. How to Cite Photos
  24. 24. How to Cite Photos

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