6th Grade Research Skills


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6th Grade Research Skills

  1. 1. to collect information on a subjectto search or search for again www.dictionary.com
  2. 2. Social Studies LEQ:What is the cultural background of a personfrom another country?
  3. 3. How can I expand my personal knowledge? researchHow do I determine what’s important and take relevant notes from sources? Focus on topic Skim Table of Contents Index Use sub-headingsHow do I summarize information? Words Phrases How could I explain it to a friend?
  4. 4. How do I respect the rights of others and use their ideas ethically? Copyright Law: Give credit for their workHow do I credit sources using a structural format? Follow MLA citation method CASD uses NoodleTools database
  5. 5. Reference Source: BOOKAuthor(s):If there is no author listed, J. K Rowlingfind the…Editor (s):Title of Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsCity of Publication: LondonPublisher: Arthur A. Levine BooksCopyright Year: 1995
  6. 6. Arthur A. Levine BooksLondon New York Paris
  7. 7. If the book lists several copyright/publishing dates,which do you choose?Example: 2011, 2008, 2005, 2002
  8. 8. Note taking Skills LEQ: Why is it important to display persistence in my inquiry and research beyond the collection of superficial (lack of thoroughness) facts? Example of superficial facts:  Ex: In Mexico there is a holiday called Benito Juarez.  Who is Benito Juarez? Why is there a holiday named after him? How do they celebrate? parades? food?  Ex: Peru has a diverse population.  Amerindian 45%, mestizo 37%, white 15%, black, Japanese, Chinese, and other 3%  What is “Amerindian”? What is “Mestizo”? UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING!!!!
  9. 9. , Choose a bookM Search Table of Contents, Index, Subheadings, etc. to see if it will have information pertaining to your topic.a Skim the text and take notesd Complete the NoodleTools citation slip
  10. 10. Day 2 of Research Project
  11. 11.  Databases are….a collection of FACTUALComplete your information, written byresearch with professional researchers, andDATABASE used in aarticles… computer to make it easy and fast to find information.
  12. 12. Username: camssouthpassword: camslibrary
  13. 13. Country ReportsDatabasePartner #1 Left Navigation Bar for topics and sub- headings
  14. 14. LeftNavigationBar-Topics andsub-headings
  15. 15. Citation for Databases Reference Source: DATABASE   Author’s Name   (if listed) Page or Article Title:    Djibouti: History Name of the  World Geography database/ or Source Database Publisher:  ABC CLIO   Copyright or last   update:  2011 Date You Viewed  December 10, 2011 (accessed) It:
  16. 16. 1. Why is it important to give the proper credit to the source where you are gathering information for your research project? a. to protect the copyright laws of others b. so that the author’s name is not misspelled c. to get a good grade on the project2. A bibliography or Works Cited page requires a listing of citations. A citation used for a bibliography is… a. the act of citing or quoting a reference used for research b. a summons to appear in court c. quoting a famous person’s words3. In a book where do you find most of your information to cite your source? a. the glossary of the book b. the index of the book c. the title page of the book4. If a source you are using does not have all of the information required by the MLA citation, what should you do? a. not use that source b. leave that part of the citation slip blank, and use what you can find c. notify the authorities5. What is the difference between a database and a website? a. a database has data and a website does not b. databases authenticate the information(establish the author or origin of the information) c. databases are used by teachers; students use websites
  17. 17. Pollette, Nancy. Stop the Copying with Wild and Wacky Research Projects. Teacher Ideas Press; Westport. 2008.
  18. 18. General encyclopedias have hundreds of authors. The author of each article is usually found at the end of the article in tiny print.