In the Lab to Write the Research Paper

27 Mar

Today all classes will be in the computer lab, A206, to write the research paper.

Be sure to check all of our notes, which are posted on this page!

Here is the grading rubric for the research paper 2016 Research Rubric

Rubric:

Format: 60pts

____ (10pts) 500-750 words, no more, no less

____ (5pts ) Effective Title

____ (10pts) Clearly stated Thesis Statement

____ (10pts) Clear Topic Sentences in Body Paragraphs

____ (10pts) Evidence from research to support Topic Sentences

____ (10pts) Evidence Explained and connected back to Thesis Statement

____ (5pts ) Grammar: spelling, paragraphing, sentence structure…

Works Cited: 20pts

____ (5pts) Titled “Works Cited” in center of page

____ (5pts) Alphabetical by Author’s Last name

____ (5pts) Italicize magazine, newspapers, and books, Use quotations for article titles.

____ (5pts) Period after each item in citation

Citations: 20pts

Direct Quotations from research with proper Parenthetical Citation

____ (10pts) 1 integrated into your sentence

____ (10pts) 1 separate sentence

Final Notes on Research Paper!

24 Mar

Today we are back in class for our final set of notes on the research paper.

Skill: Writing in a Formal Tone

Skill: Presenting Your Opinion As Fact

Writing your introduction: writing your introduction

Writing your body paragraphs: Writing Your Body Paragraphs

Writing your conclusion paragraphs: Conclusion Paragraph

Transitional Phrases: transitional phrases

Go To A 206; Continue Reserach Paper Work

23 Mar

9th Grade: Topic Sentences and Outlining

Topic Sentences

We will take some notes on writing Topic Sentences:topic sentences TOPIC SENTENCES

Outlining

Post an outline on Kidblog. Plan for at least 4 body paragraphs. At least one of them should explain and refute an opinion that opposes your thesis.

Use the following format:

Thesis Statement:

Body Paragraph 1:

  • Topic Sentence
  • Evidence (quote from an article, with parenthetical citation)

Body Paragraph 2:

  • Topic Sentence
  • Evidence (quote from an article, with parenthetical citation)

Body Paragraph 3:

  • Topic Sentence
  • Evidence (quote from an article, with parenthetical citation)

Body Paragraph 4:

  • Topic Sentence
  • Evidence (quote from an article, with parenthetical citation)

12th Grade: Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing-express the meaning of a writer, speaker, another person using different words.

When Paraphrasing you must still use a Parenthetical Citation to give the author credit.

*In your research paper you must use paraphrasing at least twice*

In your outline, be sure to include some information using paraphrasing.

By the end of the day, your outline should have:

  • Your thesis statement
  • At least 4 topic sentences (these are the topics for your body paragraphs)
  • A quote from your articles to support each of your topic sentences (make sure you include a parenthetical citation)
  • 2 paraphrases of information from your articles in any of your topic sentences

9th: Thesis and Works Cited; 12th: Outline

22 Mar

Important Dates!

Thursday, March 30th: Quarterly Exam in class

Friday, March 31st: Notebook Check and Research Paper Due

All classes report to room A206 today!


9th Grade: Thesis and Works Cited Page

On Kidblog, create a post that has your thesis statement and a works cited page. Title your post “Thesis and Works Cited Page.”

The format for a Works Cited Page entry is:

Author’s last name, first name. “Article Title.” Publication. Date Published. Date Accessed. .

Your Works Cited Page should have 6 entries. The 4 I gave you (listed below) and the 2 you found on Monday.

Is Fake News Fooling Our Kids? A New Report Says Yes

Facebook Mounts Effort to Limit Tide of Fake News

Ex-Head Of Twitter News: Social Media Companies Alone Shouldn’t Regulate ‘Fake News’

Fake News Fooling Millions

Here is how the first article should look (you can copy and paste this!)

Wallace, Kelly. “Is Fake News Fooling Our Kids? A New Report Says Yes.” CNN. March 10, 2017. March 22, 22017. < http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/10/health/fake-news-kids-common-sense-media/ >.

Make sure all of your Work Cited Page entries look like the one above. Notice the following:

  • Proper nouns are capitalized
  • Article title goes in quotations
  • Publication is italicized
  • Alphabetize your articles by author’s last name

12th Grade Write an Outline:

Post an outline on Kidblog. Plan for at least 4 body paragraphs. At least one of them should explain an refute an opinion that opposes your thesis.

Use the following format:

Thesis Statement:

Body Paragraph 1:

  • Topic Sentence
  • Evidence (quote from an article, with parenthetical citation)

Body Paragraph 2:

  • Topic Sentence
  • Evidence (quote from an article, with parenthetical citation)

Body Paragraph 3:

  • Topic Sentence
  • Evidence (quote from an article, with parenthetical citation)

Body Paragraph 4:

  • Topic Sentence
  • Evidence (quote from an article, with parenthetical citation)

Thesis Statements; Topic Sentences; Outlining

21 Mar

12th Grade:  Review Thesis Statements. Writing Topic Sentences and Outlining.

Today we will take a look at our thesis statements and decide if they are effective or not.

Next we will take some notes on writing Topic Sentences:topic sentences TOPIC SENTENCES

Create an outline for your research paper using this format: Outline

9th Grade: Creating a Thesis Statement

Today we will discuss writing our thesis statements. Here are the notes: Research Paper- The Thesis

In your notebook write your thesis statement.

Here is the question you will be answering for the research paper:

Is fake news a problem? Should social media take action to fight fake news? Why or Why not? What action should social media take?

12-Works Cited Page; 9-Find Two Articles

20 Mar

All Classes go to room A206

12th Grade: Works Cited Page

Today you will take the articles you found and create a Works Cited Page on Kidblog.

  • Title the post “Works Cited Page”
  • Format: Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Publication. Date Published. Date Accessed. <Web address>.
  • Alphabetize your entries by author’s last name.

9th Grade: Find Two More Articles.

For your research paper, you will answer the following:

Is fake news a problem? Should social media take action to fight fake news? Why or Why not? What action should social media take?

Find two more articles about fake news and/or whether social media should take action to fight fake news.

On Kidblog:

  • Post the link to the article.
  • Give a short 2-3 sentence summary of the article.
  • Explain how you know that the article is trustworthy (refer to your post about 5 steps to determine if an article is trustworthy).

Research Projects; Go to the Computer Lab!

17 Mar

Periods 3, 7, 8 go to A206
Period 4  go to A205

9th Grade:

Read the following articles and answer the questions in your notebook. Be sure to give quotes from the article, with parenthetical citations, to support your answers:

Facebook Mounts Tide to Limit Fake News

  1. Create a Work Cited Page entry for this article.
  2. Explain Facebook’s approach for handling fake news.
  3. Based on the reading, why do you think Facebook is motivated to deal with the fake news problem?

Ex-Head Of Twitter News: Social Media Companies Alone Shouldn’t Regulate ‘Fake News’

  1. Create a Work Cited Page entry for this article.
  2. Is the person being interviewed trustworthy? Why or Why not?
  3. Explain the difference between fake news and abusive language/offensive posts?

12th Grade:

Coming up with a Thesis Statement

We will look at this document about Thesis Statements: Research Paper- The Thesis

Post your Thesis statement on Kidblog.

Your thesis statement should be one very clear sentence that takes a clear position about your conspiracy theory.