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.
Overview of Assignment
- 4 Initial entries on document
Google Meet for overview of news vs. opinion with Ms. Luhtala & Ms. Sheehan
- Next 4 entries on doc
Continuing the exploration stage
- Finish 12 entries
Selecting your topic & generating the research question
Reading your sources & the research document
How to read your sources
- See instructional videos
Conferencing with the library and 2nd source
Finishing 2nd and 3rd Source
4 & 5th Source & Conferences
6th Source & Conferences
Creating the Works Cited
Writing the Learning Reflection