Due Dates Timeline
Monday, Jan 3, 2011 to Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011: Task Definition Worksheet DuePlease define the task and hand in the required task definition worksheet on this date.
Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 to Thursday, Jan 6, 2011: Information Seeking Worksheet DuePlease complete the appropriate information seeking strategy worksheet and hand it in on this date.
Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 to Monday, Jan 10, 2011: Location and AccessPlease define places that you can locate and access information for your research by this date.
Monday, Jan 10, 2011 to Friday, Jan 14, 2011: Use of InformatioBy this date, you should be done with your research.
Monday, Jan 17, 2011 to Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011: Final Copy of Research Paper DueYour final copy is due on this date. Please make sure that the research paper has been through the entire writing process.
Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 to Friday, Feb 4, 2011: Historical Fiction Paper DueFinal copy of your historical fiction paper is due on this date. Make sure it has been through the entire writing process.
You have recently been hired to babysit for two small children. While babysitting, you and the two children are transported back in time to the middle of a major natural disaster. You must first research this natural disaster and write a traditional 1-2 page research paper complete with internal citation. Then, you are going to take the information gathered while doing your research and write a work of historical fiction where you and the children are directly involved in the disaster. You must make sure that all three of you come back to the present unharmed. Make sure you include information about who the characters in your story would meet along the way, where the characters would be and what the characters would see along their journey.
Your papers will be graded on the following traits:
Research Paper - Organization, Ideas, Sentence Fluency and Conventions
Historical Fiction - Ideas, Voice, Word Choice and Conventions
You will follow the entire Big 6 Research Process for the Research Paper and do the entire writing process for both papers.
Papers without correct internal citation and bibliographies will not be accepted.
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6 Traits Writing Information
Big 6 Research Process
Writing Historical Fiction
Five Rules for Writing Historical Fiction
Sweat the Small Stuff
Dump the Unnecessary Information
Be Responsible to the Characters
Don't Judge your Characters
Try to Avoid First-Person Point of View
- Typhoon Tip Works Cited
- Lituya Bay Works Cited
- Storm of the Century Works Cited
- Tanguska Works Cited
- Tambora Works Cited
- Lake Nyos Works Cited
- Great Flood Works Cited
- Bridge Creek Works Cited
- Chile Earthquake Works Cited
- European Heat Wave Works Cited
- General Reference Works Cited
- Writing Works Cited