Curiosity Quest
 
Possible questions to build your topic: Who are some famous people from Maine? Why are these people famous? When did they ...
 
 
Who are some famous people of Maine?
Why are these people famous?
When did these people live?
Notes <ul><li>-Stephen King, Samantha Smith and Margaret Chase Smith are famous people from Maine </li></ul><ul><li>-Steph...
Notes cont. <ul><li>-Samantha Smith </li></ul><ul><li>- Visited the Soviet president during the    Cold War </li></ul><ul>...
Write it up! <ul><li>A great opening </li></ul><ul><li>A topic sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Good punctuation and spelling </...
Example of voice
<ul><li>Opening sentence: </li></ul><ul><li>Topic sentence: </li></ul><ul><li>Say it!  </li></ul><ul><li>Concluding senten...
<ul><li>Opening:  Are there really any famous people in Maine? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Sentence:  Even though Maine is not...
 
 
 
 
 
What question are you trying to answer?  ______________________________ ______________________________ ___________________...
<ul><li>Take Notes. Pay special attention to any information that answers the questions you asked before you started readi...
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Curiosity quest with denise

  1. 1. Curiosity Quest
  2. 3. Possible questions to build your topic: Who are some famous people from Maine? Why are these people famous? When did they live?
  3. 6. Who are some famous people of Maine?
  4. 7. Why are these people famous?
  5. 8. When did these people live?
  6. 9. Notes <ul><li>-Stephen King, Samantha Smith and Margaret Chase Smith are famous people from Maine </li></ul><ul><li>-Stephen King </li></ul><ul><li>-Writes many horror books </li></ul><ul><li>-Very popular author </li></ul><ul><li>-Born in 1947 </li></ul>
  7. 10. Notes cont. <ul><li>-Samantha Smith </li></ul><ul><li>- Visited the Soviet president during the Cold War </li></ul><ul><li>-Lived 1972-1985 </li></ul><ul><li>-Margaret Chase Smith </li></ul><ul><li>-First woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>-First woman elected to the U.S. Senate </li></ul><ul><li>-First woman to seek the presidential nomination of a major political party </li></ul><ul><li>-Lived from 1897-1995 </li></ul>
  8. 11. Write it up! <ul><li>A great opening </li></ul><ul><li>A topic sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Good punctuation and spelling </li></ul><ul><li>A concluding sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of voice to keep your audience interested </li></ul>
  9. 12. Example of voice
  10. 13. <ul><li>Opening sentence: </li></ul><ul><li>Topic sentence: </li></ul><ul><li>Say it! </li></ul><ul><li>Concluding sentence: </li></ul>Try starting with a question to get your reader interested. Say what you are going to say. Answer the question briefly. Say it! Be sure to put it in your own words. (Synonyms, explain it to yourself.) Restate the topic sentence. Say what you said in a different, shorter way.
  11. 14. <ul><li>Opening: Are there really any famous people in Maine? </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Sentence: Even though Maine is not a very big in terms of population, there are some famous people. </li></ul><ul><li>Say it! Some famous Maine people include Stephen King, </li></ul><ul><li>Samantha Smith, and Margaret Chase Smith. Born in 1947, </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen King is a well-liked author of many horror books. </li></ul><ul><li>Samantha Smith is another famous person from Maine. Even </li></ul><ul><li>though she died very young, a lot of people around the world </li></ul><ul><li>noticed when she wrote to a Soviet leader during the Cold War. She </li></ul><ul><li>was invited to visit the Soviet president, and told him she wanted the Cold War to stop. Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to run for president. She was elected to the U.S. senate. She also served in the house of representatives. She was born in 1897, and lived during a time that not a lot of woman were politicians. </li></ul><ul><li>Concluding Sentence: In this way, these people from Maine are famous for different reasons: one is a writer, one a politician and one a citizen who reached out to another country during a time of war. </li></ul>Try starting with a question to get your reader interested. Say what you are going to say. Answer the question briefly. Say it! Be sure to put it in your own words. (Synonyms, explain it to yourself.) Say what you said in a different, shorter way.
  12. 20. What question are you trying to answer? ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ 1. Choose a topic by reading the table of contents, skimming the headings, or looking at the pictures and reading the captions. 2. Then, turn that heading or subject into a question. Your Name: ____________________
  13. 21. <ul><li>Take Notes. Pay special attention to any information that answers the questions you asked before you started reading </li></ul>

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