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A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print


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Language Arts Curriculum Standards
3002 - English II

Internet Resources
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
4.1 | 4.2 | 4.3 | 4.4 | 4.5 | 4.6 | 4.7 | 4.8 | 4.9 | 4.10 | 4.11 | 4.12 | 4.13 | 4.14 | 4.15 | 4.16 | 4.17
Narrow an increasingly complex topic so that the research process is manageable and a clear research question is identified.
3002.4.1
  1. Choosing and Narrowing Topics - ideas for developing focused writing
  2. General Strategies for Narrowing Topics -
  3. Helping Students Narrow a Topic - three topics to select
    1. Suggested Sequence
    2. Exercises
    3. Suggested Readings
  4. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow to Narrow a Research Topic - [9 slides] This short show shows ways to narrow a topic using Eating Disorders as an example.
  5. How to Narrow a Topic - Homework Tree includes suggestions and examples
  6. How to Narrow (or Broaden) Your Topic - tips from the UCLA library
  7. Information Elimination - Students model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing.
  8. Narrow Your Research Topic - tips on how to know if your topic is too broad
  9. Narrowing a Research Topic - four strategies are suggested - more than one strategy can be used to narrow the same topic
  10. Research Survival Guide - how to identify keywords to search your topic and the types of information sources you can use for your topic
  11. Search Methods: Narrow a Topic - Finding too much information on a particular topic is a good sign your topic is too vague.
  12. Ways to Narrow Down a Topic - suggestions for narrowing a topic, including the SOCRAPR method
Take and organize notes on information relevant to the topic and identify areas for research.
3002.4.2
  1. Bibliographic Blunders - use note cards to collect information.
  2. Inference Notes - Use this diagram to help interpret inferences. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  3. Fact Fragment Frenzy - Practice taking notes by dragging facts about each of the five animals sections onto the note pad [drag one word at a time] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Note Taking - transfer information from highlighted articles to note cards A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story
Focus on both factual data and on inferences.
3002.4.3
  1. Drawing Inferences - how to be a critical reader This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. How are They Selling It? - students read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Inference Notes - Use this diagram to help interpret inferences.
  4. Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - descriptions of the various ways to aid you in reaching a conclusion
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsRules of Inference - Lesson discussing the rules of inference.
Reference relevant primary, secondary, and tertiary sources, demonstrating a systematic search by including resources that are written by authorities in the topic area and written for an informed audience in the field.
3002.4.4
  1. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  2. Determining Relevancy - help students understand the practice and value of evaluating information for relevancy to their research question A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Electronic Resources - activity requiring students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Electronic Text - requires students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Highlighting Relevant Information - teach students how to find and highlight the relevant information that answers their research question A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. How do we know what we know? - analyzing primary sources - lesson plan; analyze a picture of a Powhatan object shown on the John Smith map in order to learn more about Powhatan Indian life
  7. Primary Source Documents - over two dozen links to primary source documents on the web
  8. Primary Sources on the Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials
  9. Primary Source & Archived Collections Projects - projects use 'real-time' data from government and commercial databases
  10. Primary and Secondary Sources - Primary sources such as letters, diaries, photographs, maps and artifacts provide students with authentic materials from the past. By looking closely for details, students can draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which they were created
Evaluate resources for their credibility, reliability, strengths, and limitations, using criteria appropriate to the discipline.
3002.4.5
 
Collect evidence in varied ways to meet the needs of the research question.
3002.4.6
  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsDocument Analysis Worksheets - You may find these worksheets useful as you introduce students to various documents
  2. Primary Source Documents - over two dozen links to primary source documents on the web
  3. Primary Sources on the Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials
  4. Primary Source & Archived Collections Projects - projects use ‘real-time' data from government and commercial databases
  5. Primary and Secondary Sources - Primary sources such as letters, diaries, photographs, maps and artifacts provide students with authentic materials from the past. By looking closely for details, students can draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which they were created
Summarize, paraphrase, and report research information supporting or refuting the thesis, as appropriate.
3002.4.7
  1. Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing - a lesson which helps students understand copyright, fair use, and plagiarism by focusing on why students should avoid plagiarism and exploring strategies that respect copyright and fair use. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Paraphrase: Write it in your Own Words - suggestions including making a distinction between paraphrasing and plagiarizing
  3. Paraphrase Craze - Well thought out lesson with lots of chances to practice. If you want to get rid of the horrible background in IE go to Tools, Internet Options, click on Accessibility at the bottom of the General tab and click Ingore Colors. Ahhh, much better.
  4. Paraphrase Practice Worksheet - two paragraphs to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Paraphrase Self Test - Type something in the first box as the base text. Next type your paraphrase of the first text. As you type you will see an evaluation below the second box indicating overlapping language This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words - six steps to effective paraphrasing plus some examples of good (and bad) paraphrasing
  7. Paraphrasing - instructions on how to paraphrase; good beginning lesson
  8. Paraphrasing - after choosing the best paraphrase, click on the button to check your answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Paraphrasing Activity - read a passage, read two paraphrases of the passage, and then answer questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Paraphrasing Exercise - [not interactive] five paragraphs to read and paraphrase on your own paper [Possible Answers here]
  11. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA PowerPoint show related to this standardParaphrasing Practice - a six slide show - one at a time show the slides and allow students time to paraphrase. Note to teacher: Allow students time to read the slide carefully and then press the B key to black out your screen. Press B one more time to get back to the show.
  12. Paraphrasing Practice - suggestions on how to paraphrase followed by a paragraph to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. Paraphrasing & Summarizing Exercise - compare correct and incorrect ways
  14. Paraphrasing Topic Sentences - read a passage and then decide which statement best paraphrases the topic sentence This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - intended to help students become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries
  16. Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping -complete fishbone maps that highlight the main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text; lesson plan [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  17. Self Test: Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism - excellent examples and tests of the right way to quote, paraphrase and summarize
  18. Summarizing - interactive lesson and exercise
  19. 'Summarising' worksheets - worksheets to print and answer keys This link includes something for the teacher to print
  20. Summary vs. Critique - explanation of what each does and does not do An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  21. Using Paraphrases - "A paraphrase is an indirect quotation" from Literacy Education Online (LEO)
Craft an introductory section in which a research question is stated, point of view is stated or implied, terms are defined, and a research context is provided.
3002.4.8
  1. Compose a Thesis Statement - Now that you have decided, at least tentatively, what information you plan to present in your essay, you are ready to write your thesis statement.
  2. Different Types of Paragraphs in an Essay - exercise 4.1 - Identify each sentence as belonging to an introductory, body or concluding paragraph. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Different Types of Paragraphs in an Essay - exercise 4.2 - Read an introductory paragraph and identify the (1) thesis statement, (2) context for the essay and (3) limitation of the essay to a particular area. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Guide to Introductions - examples of good and poor introductions [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  5. Introductions - explains the functions of introductions, and offers strategies for writing effective ones
  6. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Tips for Writing Effective Introductions - eight suggestions
  8. Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements - from the OWL at Purdue
  9. A Thesis Statement - brief outline of what to look for and how to create one
  10. Thesis Statement - [from LEO] "a thesis takes a stand rather than announcing a subject"
  11. Thesis Statements - How to write a thesis statement
  12. Thesis Statements - What the heck is a thesis, and why do I need one? An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Thesis Builder - helps build a thesis from a topic This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  14. Trailblazing Introductions (6 - 8) develop a sense of beginning by using strong leads This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Write a Thesis Statement - [from Cliffs Notes] includes a "magic working thesis equation"
  16. Writing an Introduction - examples and tips
  17. Writing Effective Introduction - three page document to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
Maintain coherence through the consistent use of transitions.
3002.4.9
  1. A chart of the transitional devices - also called conjunctive adverbs or adverbial conjunctions
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words - "explore and understand the use of transition words in context and write their own persuasive essay using transition words" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Transitional Devices (Connecting Words) - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  4. Transitional Devices - transitional guides are connectives (symbols,words, phrases; sometimes whole sentences and paragraphs) that make possible a smooth "passing over" from one idea to the next.
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standardUsing Transitions by Ruth Luman - Interactive PowerPoint show
  6. Using Transitions - Gap-fill exercise This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Writing Academic Essays - transition words
Create an effective organizing structure based on increasingly complex research information, sometimes using multiple organizing structures within the essay.
3002.4.10
  1. Cause and Effect Activities and Quizzes - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  2. Cause and Effect Diagrams - Lesson showing how to think through causes of a problem
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause and Effect Lesson - explore some cause and effect situations using graphic organizers A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause-and-Effect Writing Challenges Students - The cause-and-effect relationship is both a way of thinking and a format for writing. Teachers who emphasize cause-and-effect writing say that they are helping students learn to think critically as well as write cogently. Read what three experienced teachers have to say about this teaching approach, which can be used with students of all ages. This is an article from Education World magazine.
  5. Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  6. Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  7. Developing and Ordering Paragraphs - unit on various types of paragraphs with examples and how to order and organize information
  8. Developing Unified and Coherent Paragraphs - discusses three of the most common types of paragraph structure: development by detail, comparison and contrast, and process.
  9. Making The Relationship Explicit Between Your Ideas - from UniLearning - Academic Writing
Craft a conclusion in which the research question and topic are reemphasized, the main findings are summarized, and conclusions are drawn.
3002.4.11
  1. 5 Effective Strategies to Conclude a Speech - Speech conclusion tutorial including strategies and speech topics for an effective way to conclude your public speaking speech
  2. Developing a Strong Conclusion - ideas for concluding a speech
  3. Effective conclusions are critical to an effective presentation - ideas for concluding a speech [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. Ending the Essay: Conclusions - suggestions
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsEffective Conclusions - article with ideas for concluding a speech
  6. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  7. Plan Your Conclusion - four major components to a good conclusion
  8. Strategies for Writing a Conclusion - suggestions and examples
  9. Writing a Conclusion - tips and examples
Acknowledge source material and create a bibliography, following a standard format and with a high degree of accuracy.
3002.4.12
  1. An Introduction to Research - research a famous historical person using three sources of information (book, encyclopedia, and Internet); handouts and resources available for printing. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Fact Fragment Frenzy - interactive tool that models finding facts in nonfiction text This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. How to Take Research Notes - tips and techniques from eHow
  4. Making Note Cards - visual example of how to make a note card
  5. Making Source Cards - examples citing from books and magazines
  6. Note-take effectively - things to keep in mind while taking notes [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  7. Note Taking - transfer information from highlighted articles to note cards A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Note-Taking - rules for note-taking
  9. Note-taking - Note-taking is considered by some to be the heart of the research process. There are many ways in which this can be done
  10. Notetaker from Read/Write/Think - Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. On Taking Notes While Reading - collect, organize, and store information that is relevant to your essay or research project.
  12. Online Citation Wizard - CSE style only
  13. Ready Reference and Library-Related Resources - from Kathy Schrock's site
  14. Reference Search - search engine with many reference sources to select from.
  15. Reference Search Quiz - Read each question. Choose the best answer by clicking in the circle. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Referencing Guidelines - Referencing is a standardized method of acknowledging the sources of information and ideas you have used in any written work; examples of various types given.
  17. Research Note Cards - 10 Tips for Taking Notes
  18. Study Skills-Taking notes - Taking notes helps make your learning active. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  19. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. Taking notes from a textbook - suggestions for taking notes from texts
Cite sources using a standard format (e.g., MLA, APA), with a high degree of accuracy.
3002.4.13
  1. Bibme - fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It's the easiest way to build a works cited page. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Citation Machine - an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers in modeling the proper use of information property (Students are welcome to use this as well) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Citing Sources - Guide to Library Research - Documentation Guidelines: Citing Sources Within Your Paper
  4. MLA-Style Bibliography Builder - Choose a form, fill it out, and push the button... you will get an individual entry for a "Works Cited" page, which you may then copy and paste into your word processor.
  5. MLA, APA, AAA, Chicago (Turabian) Citation Guide - from North Seattle Community College Library
  6. Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format from the Online Writing Laboratory (OWL) at Purdue.
  7. Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format from the Online Writing Laboratory (OWL) at Purdue. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
Appropriately quote, paraphrase, or summarize text, ideas, or other information taken from print or electronic sources.
3002.4.14
  1. Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing - lesson plan with associates links and material to print A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Incredible Shrinking Notes - lesson plan on how to summarize what is heard A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Paraphrase Craze - Well thought out lesson with lots of chances to practice. If you want to get rid of the horrible background in IE go to Tools, Internet Options, click on Accessibility at the bottom of the General tab and click Ingore Colors. Ahhh, much better.
  4. Paraphrase Practice Worksheet - two paragraphs to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Paraphrase Self Test - Type something in the first box as the base text. Next type your paraphrase of the first text. As you type you will see an evaluation below the second box indicating overlapping language This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words - six steps to effective paraphrasing plus some examples of good (and bad) paraphrasing
  7. Paraphrasing - instructions on how to paraphrase; good beginning lesson
  8. Paraphrasing Exercise - [not interactive] five paragraphs to read and paraphrase on your own paper [ Possible Answers here ]
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA PowerPoint show related to this standardParaphrasing Practice - a six slide show - one at a time show the slides and allow students time to paraphrase. Note to teacher: Allow students time to read the slide carefully and then press the B key to black out your screen. Press B one more time to get back to the show.
  10. Paraphrasing Practice - suggestions on how to paraphrase followed by a paragraph to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. Paraphrasing Topic Sentences - Read five paragraphs and then select the sentence that best paraphrases the topic sentence of the paragraph. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Quotation Marks - using quotation marks to indicate the exact words of your source
  13. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - defines each and then tells why and how to use each
  14. Summarizing - interactive lesson and exercise This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Summarizing - lesson on learning to summarize A lesson plan can be found at this site
  16. Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping -complete fishbone maps that highlight the main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text; lesson plan [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  17. Self Test: Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism - excellent examples and tests of the right way to quote, paraphrase and summarize
  18. Summarizing - interactive lesson and exercise This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. 'Summarising' worksheets - worksheets to print and answer keys This link includes something for the teacher to print
  20. What are the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing? - lesson and examples on sample paragraph.
  21. What is summarising? - understanding how to summarize (in the UK they spell it summarise)
Accurately embed quotations and graphics from others sources.
3002.4.15
 
Format text and graphics (using technology as appropriate), including a title, numbered pages, and a bibliography.
3002.4.16
 
Use graphics and illustrative material effectively to support and enhance research ideas.
3002.4.17
 

State Performance Indicators
4.1 | 4.2 | 4.3 | 4.4 | 4.5 | 4.5 | 4.6

Select the research topic with the highest degree of focus.
SPI 3002.4.1
  1. Choosing and Narrowing Topics - ideas for developing focused writing
  2. General Strategies for Narrowing Topics -
  3. Helping Students Narrow a Topic - three topics to select
    1. Suggested Sequence
    2. Exercises
    3. Suggested Readings
  4. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHow to Narrow a Research Topic - [9 slides] This short show shows ways to narrow a topic using Eating Disorders as an example.
  5. How to Narrow a Topic - Homework Tree includes suggestions and examples
  6. How to Narrow (or Broaden) Your Topic - tips from the UCLA library
  7. Information Elimination - Students model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing.
  8. Narrow Your Research Topic - tips on how to know if your topic is too broad
  9. Narrowing a Research Topic - four strategies are suggested - more than one strategy can be used to narrow the same topic
  10. Research Survival Guide - how to identify keywords to search your topic and the types of information sources you can use for your topic
  11. Search Methods: Narrow a Topic - Finding too much information on a particular topic is a good sign your topic is too vague.
  12. Ways to Narrow Down a Topic - suggestions for narrowing a topic, including the SOCRAPR method
Differentiate between primary and secondary sources.
SPI 3002.4.2
  1. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  2. Determining Relevancy - help students understand the practice and value of evaluating information for relevancy to their research question A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Electronic Resources - activity requiring students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Electronic Text - requires students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Highlighting Relevant Information - teach students how to find and highlight the relevant information that answers their research question A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. How do we know what we know? - analyzing primary sources - lesson plan; analyze a picture of a Powhatan object shown on the John Smith map in order to learn more about Powhatan Indian life
  7. Primary Source Documents - over two dozen links to primary source documents on the web
  8. Primary Sources on the Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials
  9. Primary Source & Archived Collections Projects - projects use 'real-time' data from government and commercial databases
  10. Primary and Secondary Sources - Primary sources such as letters, diaries, photographs, maps and artifacts provide students with authentic materials from the past. By looking closely for details, students can draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which they were created
Evaluate the reliability and credibility of sources for use in research.
SPI 3002.4.3
  1. The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation (presented by Kathy Schrock) - Evaluation of Web sites is an important skill to learn in this age of digital and information literacy. Students and teachers need practice in critically examining sites to determine authority, authenticity, and applicability to purpose. This site provides that practice.
  2. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  3. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
  4. Evaluation of information sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  5. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
  6. Evaluation of information sources from the web - critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability
  7. Evaluating Internet Research Sources - scroll near the bottom of the page to find a Checklist for Research Source Evaluation
  8. Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
  9. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
  10. Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
  12. Teaching Zack to think (from Alan November) - it is essential that students learn how to validate information. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. TV News Magazines and the Credibility Issue: The Scope of the Problem - article about reliability.
Evaluate the validity of Web pages as sources of information.
SPI 3002.4.4
  1. The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation (presented by Kathy Schrock) - Evaluation of Web sites is an important skill to learn in this age of digital and information literacy. Students and teachers need practice in critically examining sites to determine authority, authenticity, and applicability to purpose. This site provides that practice.
  2. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  3. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
  4. Electronic Resources - activity requiring students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Electronic Text - requires students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Evaluation of Information Sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  7. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
  8. Evaluation of Information Sources from the Web - critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability
  9. Evaluating Internet Research Sources - scroll near the bottom of the page to find a Checklist for Research Source Evaluation
  10. Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
  11. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
  12. Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
  13. Teaching Zack to think (from Alan November) - it is essential that students learn how to validate information. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
Determine which statement presents an opposing view from those stated on a Web page.
SPI 3002.4.5
 
Select correctly-formatted bibliographic citations.
SPI 3002.4.5
  1. Bibme - fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It's the easiest way to build a works cited page. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Citation Machine - an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers in modeling the proper use of information property (Students are welcome to use this as well) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Citing Sources - Guide to Library Research - Documentation Guidelines: Citing Sources Within Your Paper
  4. MLA-Style Bibliography Builder - Choose a form, fill it out, and push the button... you will get an individual entry for a "Works Cited" page, which you may then copy and paste into your word processor.
  5. MLA, APA, AAA, Chicago (Turabian) Citation Guide - from North Seattle Community College Library
  6. Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format from the Online Writing Laboratory (OWL) at Purdue.
  7. Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format from the Online Writing Laboratory (OWL) at Purdue. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
Identify information that must be cited or attributed within a writing
sample.
SPI 3002.4.6
  1. An Introduction to Research - research a famous historical person using three sources of information (book, encyclopedia, and Internet); handouts and resources available for printing. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Fact Fragment Frenzy - interactive tool that models finding facts in nonfiction text This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. How to Take Research Notes - tips and techniques from eHow
  4. Making Note Cards - visual example of how to make a note card
  5. Making Source Cards - examples citing from books and magazines
  6. Note-take effectively - things to keep in mind while taking notes [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  7. Note Taking - transfer information from highlighted articles to note cards A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Note-Taking - rules for note-taking
  9. Note-taking - Note-taking is considered by some to be the heart of the research process. There are many ways in which this can be done
  10. Notetaker from Read/Write/Think - Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. On Taking Notes While Reading - collect, organize, and store information that is relevant to your essay or research project.
  12. Online Citation Wizard - CSE style only
  13. Ready Reference and Library-Related Resources - from Kathy Schrock's site
  14. Reference Search - search engine with many reference sources to select from.
  15. Reference Search Quiz - Read each question. Choose the best answer by clicking in the circle. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Referencing Guidelines - Referencing is a standardized method of acknowledging the sources of information and ideas you have used in any written work; examples of various types given.
  17. Research Note Cards - 10 Tips for Taking Notes
  18. Study Skills-Taking notes - Taking notes helps make your learning active. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  19. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. Taking notes from a textbook - suggestions for taking notes from texts

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