BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Research & Writing: The Adirondacks
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|Grade: 11th - 12th grade
Class: English Language Arts
Newcomb Central School
|NYS Content Area Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Standard 2: Language for Literary Response and Expression
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Human HistoryNatural History
Commencement Level ELA Standard 1: Read, interpret and evaluate texts for inormation and ideas.
Standard 2: Write a 5-10 page research essay to transmit information and support ideas
|Keywords: research paper, process writing|
|Investigative Question or Issue: Can a research paper prove how my chosen topic is unique to/in the Adirondacks?|
Select a topic from the provided list that interests you. Research the topic, taking notes and keeping a working bibliography. Formulate a thesis statement that answers the question: How is my topic unique in/to the Adirondacks? Use notes and logical reasoning to compose a research paper to prove that your thesis is correct. Revise and edit to perfect your argument.
You must use a minimum of four sources, not all of which you gather from the Internet.
Please use proper MLA format.
You will be asked to meet process deadlines.
Some class time will be utilized but you should also plan to work outside of class.
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Evidence of process writing (draft, revised copy, editor's copy, final copy turned in)
5-10 pages typed, 10-12 point font, 1 inch margins (MLA format)
Minimum of four different sources
In-text citations and Works Cited MLA style
Has clear thesis statement that answers thesis question
Uses a variety of support: quotes, paraphrases and summaries
Grade level process writing qualities in meaning, development, language use, organization and conventions
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