Paraphrasing!

—Paraphrasing Mini-Lesson—
We started class by looking at the paraphrasing tips from OWL Purdue University.

6 Steps to Effective Paraphrasing

  1. Reread the original passage until you understand its full meaning.
  2. Set the original aside, and write your paraphrase on a note card.
  3. Jot down a few words below your paraphrase to remind you later how you envision using this material. At the top of the note card, write a key word or phrase to indicate the subject of your paraphrase.
  4. Check your rendition with the original to make sure that your version accurately expresses all the essential information in a new form.
  5. Use quotation marks to identify any unique term or phraseology you have borrowed exactly from the source.
  6. Record the source (including the page) on your note card so that you can credit it easily if you decide to incorporate the material into your paper.

—Practice—
You completed three paraphrasing practice texts with a small group that we then went over. The final two practice texts need to be complete on your own for homework. Please click here for the practice exercise.

—Congo Research—
You worked with your group again to find places with relevant information from the Congo Reading you did last night for homework. You worked to craft notes (paraphrase, quotes, stats, etc.) to put in your research collection (Evernote, spreadsheet, doc).

—Book Club—

You chose to read either Homeless Bird or Chandra’s Secrets. The first book club meeting will be Tuesday. Both book clubs will read to page 47.¬†You will be taking sticky notes on:

  • Character Development (major and minor characters)
    • Relationship of Character
    • Strengths of Character
    • Weaknesses of Character
    • Defining Moments of Character
    • Essential Question(s) for Character
    • Symbol for Character
  • Examples of Exploitation
  • Issues that affect developing countries (like India)

—Homework—
1. Finish the paraphrasing practice and submit this.
2. You should collect 5 notecards (paraphrase, quotes, stats, etc.) in your preferred research organisation method (see google drive for instructions) You need to have at least two sources.
3. Read your Book Club book (Homeless Bird or Chandra’s Secrets). Both groups have agreed to read to pg. 47 of each book by the first book club on Tuesday.

Dictator Paper Formatting Instructions

Make sure you paper follows the following format:

  • Times New Roman 12pt font
  • Double spaced
  • Has a title
  • First page has your heading aligned on the left hand side of the page
    • Name (first and last)
    • Date
    • Class Period (Humanities 2-5)
  • Has a header (in google docs -> insert – header) with your name and class period
  • Has a works cited page that follows this format

You should turn in your paper with the following:

  • Your final paper (printed in color)
  • Works Cited Page – Link to sample
  • Your Self Assessed Rubric
  • Your two rough drafts
  • Your Draft Checklist page you completed in class
  • Your outline