Friday, May 16, 2014

Greek Gods Research Project - Drafting, Part 2

IWBAT finish drafting my informational research report about a Greek god or goddess.

Remember, always put ideas in your own words when taking notes.
Plus, remember to cite each source in MLA format!
1. Homework Check (5 minutes)The Lightning Thief Chapter 13

2. Today's Overview:
  • Review aims and agenda.
  • Review required assignments (by end of class):
    • read Chapter 14
    • finish Quill lessons due on May 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th (all for week!)
    • finish all seven paragraphs of your research report!
      • this is additional homework if you do not finish in class

3. Read The Lightning Thief:
  • Chapter 14: "I become a known fugitive" -- pp. 212-218
  • audiobook: Part 5 -- 55:17 to 1:06:06 / end of Part 5 (~11 minutes long)

4. (10 minutes): complete the lesson(s) due this week, from May 12th though May 16th

5. Review Criteria for Success:
of the project
exceeds expectations: includes 7 or more paragraphs with abudant information about the godmeets expectations: includes 7 paragraphs with sufficient information about the goddoes not meet all of the expectations of the project
use of informationaccurate, relevant, and paraphrased information from sources makes the report clear, effective, and informativeinformation from print or online sources gives sufficient information about the godinformation is lacking, incomplete, or plagiarised, or does not clearly relate to the content of the paragraph/report
fluencywriting is interesting and easy to read aloud, with ideas flowing smoothly from one to the nextwriting is somewhat interesting and easy to read; may lack effective transitions or varietywriting is choppy or lacks student's voice; sentences may be formulaic or repetitive
bibliography /
works cited
four or more sources are correctly cited in MLA formatcitations are not in correct MLA format, or lacking one sourcecitations are incomplete or missing
conventionsstrong use of conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar)contains errors but the writing is still easy to understandcontains many errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, or grammar
presentationwriting is consistently neat and professional, using proper MLA formatting; the cover page is complete and attractivewriting is mostly professional; the cover page is completewriting is not professional or includes many formatting errors; the cover page may be missing or lacking information or an image
on-timework was completed and submitted on-time

6. Finish Drafting Your Report:
  • Open Google Drive.
  • Find the document called "Greek Gods Research Report" and open it.
    • You can also find a link to this document in your email (from Mr. T, on 05/15/2014).
  • Reminders about your report:
    • The report should be SEVEN PARAGRAPHS.
    • Each paragraph should be at least five sentences.
    • Don't just list information! Make your voice come through in writing. Make it flow naturally. Make it interesting.
    • We are keeping this professional. Don't change the font, text size, or colors. 
    • Formatting: Keep your report double-spaced. Don't add extra spaces between paragraphs. Indent each paragraph with the TAB key. Add one space after each period.

Note: If you are not finished researchingyou must do this first.
  • Use any of the sources (below), listed A through L.
  • Takes notes in your graphic organizers. Try to finish all of the graphic organizers today!
  • Next to each note, write the source code to indicate this information came from (A for Encyclopedia Britannica, B for Encyclopedia Mythica, C for The British Museum, D for, etc. -- see resources list below and match with the letter shown in the list).

On Monday: Update Your Bibliography with Every Source Used (at least three!):
  • A bibliography is a list of sources used writing a research report.
  • We will cite every source we use, even if it's one small photo or piece of information. We must do this to show that our writing is credible and to avoid plagiarizing.
  • Generally, we start with the author's name, then the article title, then the publication name and publishing information.
    • example from Encyclopedia Mythica:
      • Tuccinardi, Ryan. 'Hestia'. Encyclopedia Mythica. N. p., 1997. Web. 12 May. 2014.
  • We can use a tool, CiteThisForMe, to help us create our bibliography
    • Press the logo on the site you want to cite
    • Click MLA and then Cite this page.
    • Finally, click Add to bibliography.
    • In your bibliography, edit the citation to make sure that all the information is correct (click the pencil symbol). Update the title of the article, author's name (if given), etc.
  • We can also use the bibliography to go back to our sources and reread our research.

Finished Early? You may:

Research Sources: The following are credible sources for researching your Greek god/goddess:
A.    Encyclopedia Britannica: (username: kippbayview, password: ligers)
B.    Encyclopedia Mythica:
C.     The British Museum:
F.     MythWeb:
G.    Theoi Greek Mythology:
H.    Mythography:
I.      Myths and Legends of the World at
L.     Ancient Greek Gods for Kids:

Homework: "The Top of America" (TFK) + Finish Drafting Report
  • Please keep your TFK magazine! You will need it again next Friday!

Next Week's Schedule:
  • Monday: create bibliography, update cover page, start projects
  • Tuesday: revise/edit report, continue projects
  • Wednesday: revise/edit report, finish projects
  • Thursday: reports due, project presentations - part 1
  • Friday: project-presentations - part 2

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