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English 8 - NF Reserach: Home

RESEARCH STEPS

STEP ONE

  • Thinking about research - this Research Packet will help you get started! 
  • How are your going to collect and organize your information?  What works for you?
    • Print (note cards or notebook)
    • Digital (Google Doc Forms, Slides etc.)

STEP TWO

  • What resources can you use to find information?
    • Encyclopedia Britannica - Background Knowledge
    • Books - Background Knowledge
    • Newsela - Newspaper Articles
    • Websites - Organization/Articles
    • YouTube - Media clips
       
  • How do I know if they are reliable sources?
    • CRAAP TEST - A way to evaluate Information
      • Currency
      • Relevance
      • Authority
      • Accuracy
      • Purpose

STEP THREE

What are some things to consider when I am reading and beginning to take notes? 

Note Taking Strategy

  • Record information
  • Record source citation information
  • Organize your notes

Process

  • Skim and scan to identify if the source (newspaper, magazine or journal article etc.) is going to be helpful to you.
  • Once it has been identified then close reading and understanding is required to identify sections within the source you can use to support your argument/assignment.
  • You will then need to paraphrase. This helps you understand the material. Do not paraphrase more than 3 or 4 sentences at a time. Make sure you are paraphrasing one idea at a time in your own words.
  • Make sure you can identify and cite every idea you paraphrase.
  • When deciding on a note-taking method. It is a good idea to also include the citation and direct quote from the original source so that so that you can go back and review if needed

STEP FOUR

  • Do I know how to cite sources or what to use to cite sources? Review the Citation page for resources to help you cite sources.

STEP FIVE

  • What is a good way to outline or organize my information for this project? Review the Outline page

RESOURCES

COMPETITIVE SPORTS IN SCHOOL

The Case Against High School Sports

Pushing Too Hard, Too Young

Taking Pressure Off Sports

Benefits of School Based Sports

Importance of Youth Sports Statistics

Competitive e-sports in Schools

Study on Sports in MS (video)

What Role for MS Sports?

Does Competitive Sport in School Do More Harm Than Good?

Pros and Cons of Sport in MS (video)

 

TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOL

 

Classroom Tech Trends To Watch

Digital Diet

How Young is Too Young for Cell Phones in Schools?

Talk Instead

Students Learn To Code

The Case For Banning Laptops In The Classroom

To Ban or Not to Ban

Silicon Valley School With No Tech (video)

Could Computers Ever Replace Teachers?

Tech and Role in 21st Century (video)

 

LEARNING SPACES IN SCHOOLS

 

Fidgeting and Bouncing Around Are Encouraged

Flexible Seating Options in Middle School (teacher perspective)

Why Flexible Seating?

Are Flexible Learning Spaces the Future of Education?

Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need (video)

Flexible Learning: Fad or Benefit?

Making Space for Personalized Learning

Research is Scarce But Promising

21 Ideas for the Classroom

Will Flexible Seating Create Chaos?

 

HOMEWORK AND YOU

 

The Homework Debate

Dig Out From Piles of Homework

Too Little or Too Much?

Why Homework Should Be Balanced

Is Homework Good For Kids?

What’s the Right Amount of Homework?

Should Schools Eliminate Homework (video)

Why Do We Have Homework?

The Value of Homework

Teens & Homework Stress (video)

 

STUDENTS AND STRESS

 

What Stresses You Out About School?

Students Are Stressed and Teachers Can Help

How Stress Affects Your Memory (video)

Hanging Out With Friends Makes Life Less Stressful

Later Start Time and Less Homework Would Reduce Stress

Teens & Homework Stress (video)

What is Stress? (video)

Why Stress is Good For You (video)

10 Stress Busters for Teens

Stress Explained (video)

 

SCHOOL UNIFORMS

 

Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?

School Uniform Shift in U.K. Allows Students to Express More Identity

New Zealand School’s Gender Neutral Uniform Choices Don’t Hem Students In

Unconstitutional Uniforms

Background Of the School Uniform Issue

More US School Kids Than Ever Are Wearing Uniforms

Uniforms: Reinforcing Harmful Stereotypes

Why Options for Girls

Gender Neutral Uniforms

20 School Uniforms From Across the Globe

 

CENSORSHIP AND BOOK BANNING IN SCHOOLS

 

Censorship Facts

10 Most Challenged books of 2017

Harry Potter Controversy

Why Read Banned Books

In Defense of Book Banning         

Book Censorship Is Dangerous

The First Amendment in US Schools: Censorship

The Effects of Censorship In Schools

Censorship By The Numbers (infographic)

Censorship Is Not All Bad

 

THE LGBTQ+ IN SCHOOLS

 

More Teens Identify As Non-Binary Terms

Transgender Lawsuit Against School Board

Inclusive Prom

Bullying in Philippines (video)

Are “Safe Schools” Enough?

Media