Research Project - DUE FRI. 3/22
7th Grade Research Project
Essential Question: Why is this person important enough to have a biography written about him or her?
You will answer this question Research this question using at least three reliable sources. Your first source is your book project book.
For your project:
- You will find at least three reliable sources of information about the person you are researching.
- You will paraphrase your notes following the “Paraphrasing Practice” page from class, and use quotation marks when needed.
- You will narrow your answer to the essential question down to three main categories.
- Use textbook pages 736-738 to help you conduct your research.
Final Product: Create either a poster or a slideshow that includes the following:
Thesis statement: A general answer to the essential question written out in sentence form.
Body: Three main categories with details to answer the essential question.
Conclusion: A conclusion sentence(s) that wraps up the main idea of your research.
Posters or slideshows must include all of the above information including colorful visual aids (pictures, drawings) that relate to your research.
Writing Standards Grade 7: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
*Use your notes from at least 3 sources - keep careful track of where you get your info! No plagiarism!
*Categorize notes into 3 main ideas for the middle section of your project.
*Write a thesis statement based on the main idea of the whole project.
tip: consider the essential question and the three main ideas for the middle section, to make sure they all match up.
*Start with a hook -
tip: interesting fact/statistic, quote, related anecdote
*PROOFREAD and REVISE
Posted on Wed, March 6, 2019
by Holly Hull