Check-in: Read this!
Class time: Pre-Outline - mind-map your argument
Before you start developing your outline...
let's brainstorm a bit more and mind-map your argument...
Today you will do a self-assessment of your own research portfolio.
Afterwards, you will brainstorm and create a mind-map to help you decide on what argument you want to make in your essay you will write for World History.
Once you have your argument determined, you will begin to outline your essay.
HW: Decided on argument + develop 2 claim statements
"Who Has a Seat at the Table?" (Round 2):
Draw a square on the back of your paper representing whose voices should be heard on your research topic.
Then... identify which voices ARE represented in your research portfolio.
Have you covered all important voices in your research? If not, who are you missing?
Can you match up your SQs with who's voice is represented on this?
Class time today: Begin to wrap up research
What are you still missing from your research? Any missing perspectives/voices? Any of your supporting questions --or other questions you've developed that you still need to find answers to? If so, FOCUS on getting these details!
If you feel confident that you have enough information to answer most of your SQs and can attempt to answer the RQ with confidence (and EVIDENCE!!!) then begin to answer the research questions in the table provided for this. Also, work on better organizing your notes so that you can find details easily when you begin the writing process-- and the remix after that!
HW: Summarize your research, evaluate your research questions & provide bibliography
For homework, you are finalizing your research portfolio and wherever you are at in this process. It is important that you bring your research to a close.
Also be sure you are reading through the rubric to understand what your score will be based on.
critical friend check-in:
Today you will meet participate in another Critical Friend meeting. This time, with a different person from the first meeting. Prior to meeting with your Critical Friend, please take a look at the following Research Portfolio exemplars:
Class time: continue research...
Work independently and quietly.
HW: Keep researching...
At this point, you should have at least 6 sources. If not, get caught up. If you do, keep pushing further to gather more data, a wider variety of evidence (different perspectives, literary sources, different types of data/evidence such as images, statistics, quotes, etc.)
Mrs. Stewart's Course
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