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2/24/16 - 1 and 2 due Monday 2/29/16

1. Complete the 3 part tutorial on Evaluating Resources in order. If part one does not work, skip it and move to part two. It was being uncooperative for me earlier, but parts 2 and 3 loaded without issue. You will need to use headphones for each part. If ever given the option to enter your teacher's email address, do so. My email address is marykimball@portlandstpats.com.

Evaluating Resources Tutorial Part 1: http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/grammar/research_paper/tutorials/mod-2_part-1/

Evaluating Resources Tutorial Part 2: http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/grammar/research_paper/tutorials/mod-2_part-2/

Evaluating Resources Tutorial Part 3: http://sadlier-oxford.com/grammar/research_paper/tutorials/mod-2_part-3/


2. Now it's time to do some research. For each of the 2 topics you made charts about for today you need to find 3 legitimate resources.
For each source, write down
  • 1-2 sentences describing the source
  • 2-3 sentences explaining why it is a good source
  • 1-2 sentences explaining how you found the source
  • the website address
  • the website title
  • the author information
  • the publishing information
  • the date published
  • the date last updated if it says



2015-2016 school year, we've studied so far:
  • Short story unit
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Reading skills
  • Literary terms:
    • plot - 4 parts of plot
    • conflict
    • theme
    • point of view - 3 types
    • setting
    • suspense
    • irony - 3 types
    • characterization
    • indirect and direct characterization
    • types of characters: round/dynamic and flat/static
  • Non-fiction newspaper
  • Non-fiction memoir, biography
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Research and research paper