Per 5 Research

Essential Questions

1. How can I best find answers to questions I have about a topic?

2. How does one synthesize information from a variety of reliable sources to formulate a position and understanding of a topic?

What you should be able to do as a result of this unit…

  • Craft an effective research question
  • Identify reliable sources
  • Build and develop a full argument supporting their thesis
  • Identify a text’s point of view and purpose
  • Synthesize information to form a thesis
  • Support ideas with analysis of evidence

Reading Informational Texts

  • Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
  • Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
  • Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.

Tues 4/28
Overview of Assignment

  • 4 Initial entries on document

Thurs 4/30
Google Meet for overview of news vs. opinion with Ms. Luhtala & Ms. Sheehan

  • Next 4 entries on doc

Mon 5/4
Continuing the exploration stage

  • Finish 12 entries

Wed  5/6
Selecting your topic & generating the research question

Fri 5/8
Reading your sources & the research document

1st source

Tues 5/12
How to read your sources

  • See instructional videos

Thurs 5/14
Conferencing with the library and 2nd source


Mon 5/18
Finishing 2nd and 3rd Source

Wed 5/20
4 & 5th Source & Conferences

Tues 5/26
6th Source & Conferences

Thurs 5/28
Finishing Sources

Thurs 5/28
Work Day

Tues 6/2
Creating the Works Cited

Thurs 6/4
Model UN

Tues 6/9
Writing the Learning Reflection

Thurs 6/11
Saying Goodbye!

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