Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Surprising Facts, Excellent Citations

Surprising Facts, Excellent Citations

Today's class: Find a surprising fact and make a Quote Poster

Step 1: Find a book about the planet you are interested in

Step 2: Find 1 cool or surprising fact about your planet and mark it with a sticky note

Minilesson: Quote or Paraphrase?

Quote = use the original words, put quotation marks around it

"Mars is the home of the solar system's largest volcano, called Olympus Mons."

Paraphrase = retell in your own words.

The highest volcano in the solar system is on Mars.

You have to cite it either way.

Step 3: Write a quote or a paraphrase of your surprising fact on one side of your index card. When you are done, an adult should check it for you.

Minilesson: Citation for a book

Why do we cite / make citations?


Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Title of the Book. Year the book was published.

 Carney, Elizabeth. Planets. 2012.

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name = Carney, Elizabeth.

Title = Planets.

Year the book was published = 2012.

Complete Citation

 Carney, Elizabeth. Planets. 2012.

Step 4: Write a citation for your book on the back side of your index card. These citations should be in your neatest handwriting--they will be on display!

Step 5:  We will be using Chromebooks to create a fabulous fact picture to display in the library and around the school. Make sure you have your index card!

Step 6:  Log on to your computer and go to: http://recitethis.com/ 

If that does not work, try:

Step 7:  Type your amazing fact into the application and choose how how you want it to look

Step 8:  Once you are happy with your image, create it! Download the image. It might look something like this.

Step 9: Open your dowloaded .png file. Print it out on the rlab-colorcopier-50501. Make sure it's set to Color printing

Step 10: Tape your index card to the bottom of your quote poster with the citation showing (see Mrs. Redford's example).

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