Thursday 5-20-04: Seventh Grade
Reminders: What's Due this Week: (do we all understand?)
(2 minutes max)
Warm Up: ( 1/2 point for each good sentence. 1/2
point for each correct citation) (7 minutes max)
Rough Draft, (with everything), due Friday, May 21st.
-Staple your "Research Paper Check-Off Worksheet" to the top of your Rough
Turn the following bullet notes into a paragraph:
*note: Source #1 is "Smith," Source #2 is "Jones,"
Source #3 is "Birds."
I. What are birds? (Characteristics)
Correct Warm Up (5 minutes max)
warm-blooded (1, 1)
but lay eggs (1, 1)
bones like reptiles (2, 73)
feathers: all have, only animal with (1, 1)
phylum: Chordata (w/backbone), class: Aves (birds)
9,000+ species (3, 47)
1/2 = those that perch (1, 23)
Archaeopteryx was a winged feathered dinosaur (2, 75)
Review Lesson on turning bullet notes into a research
paper (5 minutes max)
"Turning Notes into Text" Activity (20 points possible:
not extra credit) (20 minutes)
Have all notes which relate to a particular question on one page.
Remember to cite the specific information which you have learned from
Remember that the format changes when you switch from your notes to
** examples: (1, 1) in notes becomes (Smith 1) in paper, likewise,
(3, 47) becomes (Birds 47).**
Using your "Notes Assignment #2," and your
"Works Cited Page," please do the following:
Exchange Papers and Correct (10 minutes max)
Write one paragraph or two or more paragraphs using your notes.
Cite any information which you would not have known without doing
Do not cite "Duh" information. (choose to ignore your "Duh" notes).
1 point for each complete sentence.
2 points for each sentence which incorporates findings from your research.
1 point for each correct citation.
Mr. B Answers Your Research Paper Questions
(remainder of period)