British Literature. Mrs. Leach. Prep work. Binder. Cover of binder (have it look like this ----. . You may add color and décor, to make it . your own. . 6. Introduction of the paper. Expectations. ID: 644628
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Artifact binderSenior research paper
British LiteratureMrs. LeachSlide2
BinderCover of binder (have it look like this ----
You may add color and décor, to make it
Introduction of the paper
ExpectationsContract SignatureTutoring sessionsIndex
Adding paper to your binderSlide4
Artifact 1A: What is a Research Paper?
For your index add: ARTIFACT 1Get out a sheet of paper. In the upper right hand corner label it (as above). Then, answer the following question:
When you think of a research paper, what words come to mind?
What experiences have you had with them in the past?
Do you feel confident about your Senior Paper or more nervous?Slide5
Artifact 1: What is a Research Paper?
IT IS . . .
Create a picture of one scene in your reading. Use color and detailed description that matches the wording that your author used. Be prepared to share with the class. Effort will play a huge role in whether or not you get credit for this artifact.Slide7
Artifact 2a: Pre-research/ topic pick
Add the Pre-research worksheet from earlier this week to your binder and to your INDEX.Label it “Artifact 2A” in the upper right hand corner.
On the back, explain your choices. Why did you choose these topics (6-8 sentences).
Next make your TOP 10 LIST. Number them from most wanted to least wanted.
The WHEEL OF FATE will now help you choose!
Artifact 2B: The text
Put holes in the side of your printed topic text and place it in your binder add this to your index. You will need to read this at least two times before next class!
You will have a quiz on your piece (NEXT CLASS), so be prepared to be tested on the author’s name and other important components of your text.Slide9
QUIZ on Artifact 2B:
Number from 1-5 on your paper. Answer the
following questions in short answer. Your annotation of the text will count as 50% of this quiz grade.
1. Explain the title. How does it relate to the story?
2. Who is the main character? If you have a poem, what/who are the main speakers of each?
3. Who the author of your piece(s)?4. What is the setting of your reading? Is there movement from one place to another? If you have poetry, describe the setting for each.5. What is the time period of your reading? Give an estimated time frame (example: 1100s, 1200s, 1600s). How do you know this?Slide10
Artifact 3: Writing Diagnostic 2
Look over your Writing Diagnostic Score and match it to the rubric.On the back of the rubric write at least 3 reasons you scored the way you did.
What are some things that you need to actively improve on?Slide11
Artifact 4a: Author Exploration
Today you will research and take down notes about the author of your text. You will fit as much information as you can onto one notecard. This will compile into a written essay next class, in which you will use your notes as evidence. I will share with you an example from Sir Thomas Malory in the textbook.
Here are some things to consider as you research.
Is information about my author included in the green lit book?
How do I document the source of the website/ book that I am using so that I do not plagiarize?
AS YOU RESEARCH LOOK FOR AND DOCUMENT EVIDENCE ABOUT:
TIME PERIOD LIVED
Artifact 4B: TIMED writing
Using your notecard full of information, create a detailed 1-2 paragraph essay that introduces your author. It will be key that you use direct evidence and that you write using the correct rules of grammar and spelling. You have 25 minutes.
First, set your page up to MLA guidelines. You will be given NO HELP for this. Just do what you think you should do!
Consider using the following format:
EARLY LIFE/ FAMILYTIME PERIOD LIVED IN
IMPORTANT ACCOMPLISHMENTSINFLUENCE ON LITERATURECLOSING
Finally: SAVE your document as (Example: A. Rushin8) I will pass a
around for you to save.Slide13
Artifact 4B: student edit
Each of you will be given a rubric. Highlight the verbs in the rubric.
Compare the format of the essay in front of you to the example in front of you. Mark and change where they missed.
Read the essay in front of you.
Mark up errors you see and give them a score from 1-6 (1 needs work and 6 is the best thing you have ever read).Slide14
ARTIFACT 5A: INTEGRATING QUOTES
ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER, TAKE NOTES ON THE FOLLOWING:**ADD TO YOUR INDEX!!!LINK
o to the next slide for some more examples!!Slide15
Artifact 5A: integrating quotes, cont.
1. Quotations can be woven directly into your sentence without punctuation:Example: Ralph Waldo Emerson explains the meaning of “to be great is to be misunderstood” through poignant examples such as Galileo, Copernicus, and Christ.
Example: Emerson said that “Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.”
2. Quotations can be introduced with commas.
The Crucible, Arthur Miller claims, “The Salem Witch Trials developed from a paradox.”Example: As two old friends explore the reason for the distance that has come between them, Drummond tells Brady, “perhaps it is you who have moved by standing still.”Slide16
Artifact 5A: integrating quotes, cont.
Punctuating quotes when using MLA to cite your sources is a little trickier. For one thing, the period goes outside of the quotations and after the parenthesis. See below!Example: According to “The Wife of Bath’s Tale,” “women want the upper hand” (Chaucer 3).
See the period? It is at the end because the period actually means “STOP!” and “I am done talking about this now!”Slide17
Artifact 5B: sandwich/ I.C.E. technique
Now add to your notebook the “I.C.E. Cite Sources Like a Pro” worksheet. IN the upper right hand corner mark this ARTIFACT 5B and ADD TO YOUR INDEX!Read through it carefully and prepared to be quizzed on it at some point.
REMEMBER IT IS NEVER OKAY TO LEAVE YOUR QUOTE UNATTENDED!! YOU MUST INSTEAD INCLUDE
AN INTRODUCTION (WHERE IT COMES FROM)
YOUR COMMENTARY ON THE QUOTESlide18
Create a PLOT PYRAMID of events from your story.Slide19
ARTIFACT 7: title punctuation
Add to your notebook any title punctuation exercise that we have done this year. Take notes on your own paper on the following LINK.
YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO DO THIS CORRECTLY IN YOUR PAPER!!
NOW MAKE A LIST OF YOUR SOURCES AND MARK THEM WITH CORRECT PUNCTUATION. YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO SHOW THEM THIS WAY EVERY TIME YOU INSERT THEM INTO YOUR PAPER!!Slide20
ARTIFACT 8 PLAGIARISM WARNING!
PLEASE TAKE NOTES ON THE FOLLOWING:LINK
From the DCSS STUDENT handbook:
“5. Students must fully acknowledge and document all materials used from
Internet sources. Failure to assign credit to the source and supply the address where the quoted source can be verified is plagiarism. In accordance with the standing Douglas County High School policy on
plagiarism, the student”In addition, you will be written up with disciplinary action. SEE THE NEXT SLIDE FOR THE PLAGIARISM STATEMENT.Slide21
Artifact 8: plagiarism statement
Write the following statement in your own handwriting, legibly on a sheet of paper. I understand that plagiarism is the intentional/unintentional use of material without giving proper credit to the creator. I understand that if I do not put things in quotations marks, cite my sources after, and include a Works Cited page,
I am PLAGIARIZING
and I will lose many points from my paper. I understand that if I intend to deceive by copying/ pasting from sources or change a few words in a quote (and try to pass it off as my own), I am PLAGIARIZING, and I will get a 0
on my entire research paper and I will be written up. This may mean I will not graduate. (Sign your name and date)Slide22
Artifact 9: Literary terms
Add the “Literary Devices” worksheet to your binder. Mark this as ARTIFACT 9 in the upper right corner and add this to your INDEX.Literary Terms are creative writing strategies used by your author to convey his or her message(s). When used well, literary devices help readers to visualize, interpret, and analyze literary text.
THIS WILL BE HOMEWORK!! You will be responsible for understanding each one.
Be prepared for a QUIZ on these terms next class!Slide23
Artifact 10: literary mapping
You are being given a “STORY MAP.” Mark Artifact 10 in the right hand corner and ADD this to your INDEX.You will now be given 20 minutes to SILENTLY read your text several times and ANNOTATE around the edges. THIS IS ANNOTATION:
Next, you will begin to fill in your story map. You will need at least 3 elements for each (except for “characters” if you have more or less than 3).Slide24
Artifact 10: literary mappingSlide25
Artifact 11: research
Today’s events:1. Mrs. Bass
going over research instructions (see sheet on next slide)
2. You will hav
e 3 days in the Media Center. 3
. Groups separated into BOOKS and COMPUTERS4. Keep track of time. It should take no more than 45 minutes to take down 1 source with 5 notecards.
5. DUE DATE: 2/8 and 2/9- NOTECARDS MUST BE 100% DONE AND WILL COUNT AS A QUIZ GRADE! LATE PENALTIES AS PER THE RESEARCH CONTRACT WILL APPLY!Slide26
Artifact 11: researchSlide27
Artifact 11: researchSlide28
Artifact 12: literary analysis
Now that you have annotated your text and filled out a story map, you will begin to dig deeper. Each of you will be given a “Literary Analysis” sheet or “DIDLS” sheet (if you are researching a poem). Mark it as ARTIFACT 12 in the corner and ADD it to your INDEX!WHY LITERARY ANALYSIS?
LINKAll of your sheet must be filled in, in order to get credit!!
PART II: “Identifying MOOD v. TONE worksheetSlide29
Artifact 12: literary analysis
Themes : see list of themes sheet LINKSlide30
ARTIFACT 13 The OUTLINE
You will now be given the official outline for your research paper. Mark this as ARTIFACT 13 and ADD this to your INDEX. PROCRASTINATING? Tips from LINK.
BYW, your Outline is due on ____________. Just so you don’t procrastinate (wink!).
Pay attention to the detailed notes around each section. YOUR PAPER MUST BE SET UP IN THIS WAY! You may not move around paragraphs. IN addition, a huge component of your grade comes from the amount that you write. I will be counting inserted quotes, paragraphs, and sentences, so make sure that everything is there!Slide31
Artifact 14: the theme/thesis statement
You are being given the “Ways to Generate Theme Statement” worksheet. Please mark this as ARTIFACT 14 and ADD TO YOUR INDEX!View the LINK
and take notes.
Killer thesis statements LINKNext, you will look at examples of Thesis/ Theme statements in “Analyzing Sample Theses.” Mark this as ARTIFACT 13 and complete questions 1-20 as the instructions tell you. Be prepared to share!
Where should your THESIS statement go?Slide32
Artifact 15: formal wording
Take notes and mark it as ARTIFACT 15. Add this to your INDEX. 10 Things you Should Not do in Essays LINK
NO CLICHÉ’s :
Take notes on Formal Writing Rules: LINK
See the next slide for FORMAL LANGUAGE PRACTICE!!Slide33
Artifact 16: formal language
PART A: FORMAL & INFORMAL
following sentences in more informal language (trying to stay as close to the original as possible
The current boss differs considerably from the previous one.
consensus in the office is that the new boss is relatively self-important.
Simon finished his tenure as manager, the office was elated.Slide34
Artifact 16: formal language
PART A: FORMAL & INFORMAL
Rewrite the following sentences in more formal language (again, trying to stay as close to the original as possible).
Dave’s the best speaker in the world! He has a real way with words – actually, he can talk you into absolutely anything!
no good trying to talk to Sandra – you can’t get a word in edgewise!
was rubbish at his job – they were totally right to fire him!
luck with the job hunt! We hope that something turns up soon.Slide35
Artifact 17: transitions
You are being given the “Paragraph Transitions” worksheet. Mark it as Artifact 17 in the upper right hand corner and add it to your INDEX.LINK View the video and fill in the sheet.
LINKFor more transition practice, go to
LINKNow, go to your OUTLINE. Add transition words throughout to add to the flow of your text. Make sure to use them wisely!Slide36
Artifact 18: Word Choice
Take notes on the video link on WORD CHOICE by Shmoop
Next, find a better word for each of the following:
1. We had such a (nice) _________________ time in Atlanta this weekend.
2. Everyone admired her (cute) ___________________ dress.3. Those children were so (bad) ______________that the babysitter never returned.4. John was (happy) __________________ to see gifts on the table for his b-day.5. The girls (went) __________________ into the house to see the new puppy.
We had a really (great) ___________________ party in the park.Slide37
Artifact 19: introduction paragraphs
On your own paper take notes on the following LINK. Mark this as ARTIFACT 15 and add it to your INDEX.Watch “What Not to do in an Introduction”
Ways to start your INTRO
QUESTIONS IN A TEXT UNDERMINE YOUR AUTHORITY! You need to be sure about what you are saying, more importantly, your audience needs to BELIEVE you are sure. Next, come up with three different scenarios for how you can start your paper. Write them down and begin to add your THEME/THESIS statement. This usually occurs at the end of your Introduction. Remember, the introduction is not a summary but rather it introduces the audience as to what is to come.Slide38
ARTIFACT 20: PARENTHETICAL CITATION
ADD THE “PARENTHETICAL CITATION CHEAT SHEET” TO YOUR BINDER AND MARK IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER “ARTIFACT 7.” ADD TO INDEX.ON THE BACK TAKE NOTES ON THIS VIDEO LINK.
I HAVE TO SAY THIS EVERY YEAR. . . YOU MAY NOT QUOTE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, OR TEACHERS. It IS A COMPLIMENT, BUT SORRY WE ARE NOT AUTHORITIES!
COMPLETE THIS PRACTICE SHEET LINKBe prepared for a QUIZ next class!See the next slide for PLAGIARISM WARNINGS!!Slide39
Artifact 21: conclusion
Watch the video from Shmoop LINK
. Take notes and mark it as ARTIFACT 19 and ADD IT TO YOUR INDEX.
What is a conclusion?
A conclusion is what you will leave with your readerIt "wraps up" your essay
It demonstrates to the reader that you accomplished what you set out to doIt shows how you have proved your thesisIt provides the reader with a sense of closure on the topicYour ROUGH DRAFT WILL BE DUE NEXT CLASS! IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE TYPED BUT IT WILL REALLY HELP YOU GET THE BEST INSIGHT FROM YOUR EDITOR IF IT IS!!Slide40
Artifact 22: works cited page
Add the “Works Cited Cheat Sheet” to your binder. Mark it in the upper right hand corner and add it to your INDEX. ON THE BACK ADD NOTES FROM THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS:
How to create a Works Cited Page:
HOW TO MAKE A WORKS CITED PAGE IN GOOGLE DOCS
Artifact 23: peer editing
View the video on peer editing. LINK*View the video on commas LINK
Now, you will use a PEER EDITING checklist. You will have at least three people read and mark your paper in your groups. Each person will use a different color pen or marker. Every person will include a positive note at the end of their editing and discuss their findings in a POSITIVE and CONSTRUCTIVE way with the writer.
We will be going to the Computer Lab to type/ print your final paper on: _________.
Your research paper will be due on: ____________________.Slide42
Artifact 24: The presentation
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