Program Flyer: Digging Deeper: Researching Techniques by all the Authors on Call

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Contact Information
Vicki Cobb
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (914) 500-5429
Program Title
Digging Deeper: Researching Techniques by all the Authors on Call
Program Type
Program Series
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.
Program Rating
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Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants
40 students and their teachers
Minimum Number of Participants
no miniumum
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving
Program Description
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.
Program Format
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.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
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
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
one hour
Date/Time Notes
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.
Program Cost
Point to Point: $300.00
Point to Point Premium: $270.00
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
The fee is per site. iNK Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.
Cancellation Policy
No charge for cancelation due to nature. $100 kill fee if canceled within forty-eight hours. We make every effort to reschedule.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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