Mini I-Search #1

I decided to focus on the process rather than a full research paper.  This meant scaffolding the pre-search, research, drafting, citing and peer review .  The final product will be an anatomy of a paper with a detailed outline.

In order to design this unit I referred to my ELL Writer’s Workshop Pinterest Board.  This led me to the Unquiet Librarian  posts on scaffolding research and topic choice. Using Jim Burke’s unit design template, I synthesized my sources into a month long unit.

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We are spending a lot of time on pre-search.  I unashamedly admit that I followed the steps outlined in the post I mentioned.   The images and videos embedded in the posts make this so easy for a teacher.  The mini lessons included:

choosing a topic

mind mapping topics in order to narrow the choice

generating questions with the help of the Question Lenses

discussing possible sources apart from the obvious Wikipedia and Google

evaluating sites

annotating a text

peer feedback

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