Research Notes

Formative Assessments: Reader's & Writer's Notebook

Research Notes

This formative work provides some of the evidence necessary to demonstrate readiness for a summative assessment which will measure:

What are you looking for? Valid, reliable and accurate sources which connect to...

Literary Period of the Month

Explore sources to find answers to the questions we developed in class or look for sources which will confirm or refute the statements we developed in class.

And don't forget to go with the flow! As you read through different research sources, you may discover new questions or connections. It's okay to follow these ideas and sources wherever they lead.


AND/OR

Your Current Reading

Add depth to your reading by learning more about the following:

    • author's life and work as a writer
    • time period/setting of story
    • topic/focus of story

And don't forget to go with the flow! As you read through different research sources, you may discover new questions or connections. It's okay to follow these ideas and sources wherever they lead.

Research Process

To begin, explore the extensive and valuable resources of our Library Media Center. In addition to the resources posted on our class website and available in your text, the LMC's databases and reference texts will prove invaluable.

Once you identify a source, read it through and then hold on to your thinking by doing one of the following:


Download the Article to your Google Drive Course Folder

For Gale Resources, you can read the article, highlight interesting parts and add notes. When you're all done, you can download it to your Google Drive Course Folder and place it in your Reader's & Writer's Notebook.


Noodletools

Access Noodletools via your Google Drive to link it to your londonderry.org account.

Be sure to export your work (notecards) to your course folder.

Here's a great Noodletools Resource from our LMC.


CAUTION: You will have to export from Noodletools to Google EACH TIME you complete some research.

Complete a Research Notes Document

To do this click here download a blank response.

Then click on "File" and select "Make a Copy".

Next, rename the document - keeping the words "Research Notes" and adding the title/name of your source.

Lastly, save it to your Reader's & Writer's Notebook, located in your course folder.