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Digging Deeper: Researching Techniques from the Pros--Using the CCSS to read for meaning
Each author in Authors on Call has his/her own unique techniques for doing research. History authors use primary source material that is cited. Science authors, themselves, often are the primary source or they interview scientists who are. You may book one author or several and learn something new each time.
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Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
40 students and their teachers
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Standards
How do you approach the research needed to write a paper? How do you take notes? How important are notes, anyhow? When does note taking become important? Where are the important primary sources? How do you interview a person to get information? How does your own experience count in your research? These are questions nonfiction authors grapple with when they write their award-winning books. Learn from pros as they unpack their process. Learn how much fun it is to write a research paper.
Each of iNK's authors has his/her own way of starting a project. They can discuss preliminary research, which tells them whether or not an idea is worth pursuing, background research where they inform themselves about a subject, and digging deeper where they find the fabulous nuggets that bring the subject to life.
As a result of this exposure to an author, students will learn:
* how to decide if a subject is worth pursuing
*the importance of reading for knowledge and background
*how to ask a meaningful question that a project will answer
*where to look for information that goes beyond the encyclopedia and makes a project come to life.
This program meets the CCSS literacy standards in grade-appropriate ways. The issues addressed include:
Text Types and Purposes
Production and Distribution of Writing
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Range of Writing
How do you figure out the angle for an article or project?
How do you dig up the most interesting facts? Top nonfiction authors share their secrets for uncovering fascinating information that can be used in compelling nonfiction. These are the skills mandated by the Common Core Standards.
Point to Point: $300.00
Point to Point Premium: $270.00
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
The fee is per site. iNK Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.
No charge for cancelation due to nature. $100 kill fee if canceled within forty-eight hours. We make every effort to reschedule.
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