ASD

RESEARCH ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

 

Grades 3 – 6

 

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STEP 1

 

What is my research topic?

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What information do I need?

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STEP 2

 

 

Where can I find the information I need? 

Circle the following sources I might be able to use:

 

 

 

Almanac

 

Encyclopedia

Personal Interview

Atlas

Internet Sources

Power Library

 

Dictionary

 

Magazines

Teacher Recommended Sources

Electronic Sources

Non-fiction books

 

Textbooks

 

 

Other Sources:

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STEP 3

 

 

I found information on my research topic in the following sources.

Fill in the blanks for these sources only.

 

1.  Almanac:  Page # ________

 

2.  Atlas:  Page # ________

 

3.  Dictionary:  Entry Word___________________________ Page #_____

 

4.  Electronic Source:  Source:____________________________________

 

Key Words for Search: ____________________  _________________

 

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5.  Encyclopedia:  Name_____________________ Volume_____________

 

        Page #_________ Title of Article______________________________

 

     Encyclopedia:  Name  ____________________  Volume_____________

 

        Page #_________ Title of Article______________________________

 

 

6.  Internet Souce:  Search Engines________________________________

 

Key Words for Search:____________________ _________________

 

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7.  Magazine:  Title:_____________________________ Date:__________

 

Title of article:_________________________________ Page #_____

 

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8.  Non-fiction books:

 

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Author:___________________________________________________

 

Title:_________________________________________ Page #_____

 

        Author:___________________________________________________

 

Title:_________________________________________ Page #_____

 

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9.  Personal Interview:  Who?_____________________________________

 

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10.  Power Library: Databases:____________________________________

 

Key Words for Search:____________________ _________________

 

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11.  Textbook:  Title_________________________________ Page #_____

 

12.  Other:_____________________________________________________

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STEP 4

 

I must select______ (Teacher Requirement) sources that give the best information about my research topic.

Put a check ( ) by the selected sources in STEP 3.

 

 

 

Put the information about these sources in bibliographic form now so you don’t lose them:

 

Encyclopedia article

Author’s last name, first. (if there is no author leave it out) “Title of

Article.” Name of encyclopedia.  Year.

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Book with 1 author

Author’s last name, first name.  Title.  City of publication:

Publisher, Copyright date.

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Periodical (magazine) article

Author’s last name, first name.  “Title of Article.”  Name of

magazine.  Date of magazine:  pages.

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Electronic Source

        Author’s last name, first name.  “Title of Article.”  Title of Product.

 

                Edition or version. CD-ROM.  City of publication:  Publisher,

 

                Date of publication.

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Article from the Power Library

Author’s last name.  “Title of article.”  Name of periodical.  Date

of magazine:  pages.  Name of database.  EBSCOhost.  Date

you viewed the site Internet address in brackets <     >

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Internet Souce

Author’s last name, first name.  “Title of Site Used.”  Title of the

Website from the site’s homepage.  Date of site.  Name of

university, organization, or institution sponsoring the site.

Date you viewed the site <Internet address>

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Personal Interview

Last name, first name.  Personal Interview.  Day Month Year of

 interview.

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Now list facts from each source:

 

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Source 2:  Title_________________________________________________

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Source 3:  Title_________________________________________________

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Source 4:  Title_________________________________________________

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STEP 5

 

How can I present my information in a way that makes sense?

 

1.  Make an outline

        (Add letters numbers as needed)

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I.      Introduction

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II.     First Idea:________________________________________________

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III.    Second Idea:______________________________________________

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IV.    Conclusion

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2.     Write a rough draft.  (Use at least as many paragraphs as I have Roman numerals.)  Use a separate sheet of paper.

 

 

 

3.     Revise and edit my rough copy.  Show my teacher or peer editor.

 

 

 

4.     If presenting orally, what visuals should I add?

 

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5.     Publish a final draft (written or typed)

 

 

 

6.     Publish final bibliography (of all sources used) in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STEP 6

 

 

How did I do on the project?:

 

 

 

What did I learn?_______________________________________________

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What did my audience learn that they didn’t already know?____________

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What was my audience interested in the most?_______________________

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What would I do differently if I were doing this again?________________

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This is my overall impression of my research:________________________

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