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Feb 19

EasyBib

Username: [email protected] (your ‘real’ name, not nickname, no spaces, not a real email address!)

Password: your student ID # (lunch #)

In Review:

  1. Yesterday, we practiced citing websites, copy/pasting citations from Cobb Digital Library sources, and how to cite digital images.

On Your Own:

Using the examples we completed together in class, cite the following sources in your “Practice” project in EasyBib.

  1.  http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar753961&st=chocolate
  2. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/times-drank-coke-product/story?id=28685730
  3. Search for and find a picture of Doctor John Pemberton (inventor of Coca~Cola). Create a citation for him in your “Practice” project.
  4. Search for and find a picture of Ruth Graves Wakefield (inventor of chocolate chip cookies). Create a citation for her in your “Practice” project.

 

Show What You Know!

We need to print out your practice bibliography so I can check to make sure you guys are on track for success!

  1. Open your “Practice” bibliography
  2. Make sure you have 7 citations and that none are duplicates! Proof read your citations before you move on to step 3!
  3. Click the orange “Export” button.
  4. Select “Print as a Word Document”
  5. Click on the orange “Download for MS Word” button. Your download will begin immediately in the bottom, left corner of your screen.
  6. When your document has downloaded, open it.
  7. Type your name next to where it says “Works Cited”
  8. Print your works cited to the 644 (black & white) printer.
  9. Leave it on the printer. Your teacher will pick it up.
Feb 19

EasyBibchocolate

Username: [email protected] (your ‘real’ name, not nickname, no spaces, not a real email address!)

Password: your student ID # (lunch #)

All Together Now:

Let’s practice this citing sources thing!

  1. Use Website to cite this http://www.timeforkids.com/news/danger-dessert/99091 
    1. Fill in the blanks in EasyBib to cite this webpage.
    2. Double check the “auto-cite” <–this is often incorrect!
  2. Use All 59 Options, Write/Paste Citation to cite this http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article
  3. Use All 59 Options, Digital Image to cite this picture  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Cadbury-Dairy-Milk-Caramel-Bar.jpg 
    1. Fill in what you can.
    2. You HAVE to give your picture a description, a website title, and the date you accessed it!
    3. Google/Bing are NOT sources!!! Make sure you are citing the image!

If you get stuck, try this!

Easybib instructions-I am in the process of updating these directions, but they’re basically still very similar. A couple of options have changed. You can view this presentation fullscreen by clicking on the expand icon in the lower right corner of the presentation.

Feb 18

Lesson Standards:

  • ELACC6L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELACC6L6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
  • ELACC6W8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

 

I. Welcome, my 6th grade friends, to the World of Citation!

Note page for absent students can be found here: world of citations 6th grade notes.

 

II. Now, let’s let you practice your new-found skills!

Citation Stations Form (one per group)

 

III. For those of you who are super-speedy:

You may begin working on your Personal Dictionary assignment. Please complete this assignment for homework.

Feb 13

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, a Book Review:

So recently I have finished the fourth installment in the Harry Potter series, Goblet of Fire. I must say that this is one of my favorite Harry Potter books of all time (so far). The way J. K. Rowling wrote this book, along with all the other books in the series, leaves you wanting more, with no cliff hangers.

Rowling starts off this fantastic book with Harry at number four Privet Drive, like in every other book so far. His best friend, Ron Weasley, his parents, and his other friend Hermione invite him to the Quidditch World Cup. Everything was going well, but then Voldemort’s Death-Eaters who were at the match attack the campsite, after it ends. Basically, at that point everything goes wrong. Voldemort’s sign appears in the sky, and everything is thrown into chaos. This was absolutely brilliant because Harry was the first to see the Mark, but the last to know what it means.

The trio goes back to Hogwarts, only to find that they are holding ‘The Triwizard’s Tournament’ at their school, where students from other wizarding schools compete against each other. There’s only one problem, three people are supposed to be chosen, but, of course, four people were chosen. Two from Hogwarts and two from the competing schools.

This book is absolutely amazing and definitely deserves all the given awards. I give it a perfect 5 stars!

-Emilia Dunsmuir Media Center Advisory Committee Member

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Feb 11

EasyBib

Username: [email protected] (your ‘real’ name, not nickname, no spaces, not a real email address!)

Password: your student ID # (lunch #)

All Together Now:

  1. Yesterday, we practiced citing websites and copy/pasting citations from Cobb Digital Library sources. Today, we’ll tackle pictures!
  2. Use All 59 Options, Digital Image to cite this picture  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Cadbury-Dairy-Milk-Caramel-Bar.jpg 
    1. Fill in what you can.
    2. You HAVE to give your picture a description, a website title, and the date you accessed it!
    3. Google/Bing are NOT sources!!! Make sure you are citing the image!

On Your Own:

Using the examples we completed together in class, cite the following sources in your “Practice” project in EasyBib.

  1.  http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar753961&st=chocolate
  2. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/times-drank-coke-product/story?id=28685730
  3. Search for and find a picture of EACH of the following people. Create citations for them in your “Practice” project.
    1. Doctor John Pemberton (inventor of Coca~Cola)
    2. Ruth Graves Wakefield (inventor of chocolate chip cookies)

 

Show What You Know!

We need to print out your practice bibliography so I can check to make sure you guys are on track for success!

  1. Open your “Practice” bibliography
  2. Make sure you have 7 citations and that none are duplicates! Proof read your citations before you move on to step 3!
  3. Click the orange “Export” button.
  4. Select “Print as a Word Document”
  5. Click on the orange “Download for MS Word” button. Your download will begin immediately in the bottom, left corner of your screen.
  6. When your document has downloaded, open it.
  7. Type your name next to where it says “Works Cited”
  8. Print your works cited to the 644 (black & white) printer.
  9. Leave it on the printer. Your teacher will pick it up.
Feb 09

EasyBibchocolate

Username: [email protected] (your ‘real’ name, not nickname, no spaces, not a real email address!)

Password: your student ID # (lunch #)

All Together Now:

Let’s practice this citing sources thing!

  1. Use Website to cite this http://www.timeforkids.com/news/danger-dessert/99091 
    1. Fill in the blanks in EasyBib to cite this webpage.
    2. Double check the “auto-cite” <–this is often incorrect!
  2. Use All 59 Options, Write/Paste Citation to cite this http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article
  3. Use All 59 Options, Digital Image to cite this picture  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Cadbury-Dairy-Milk-Caramel-Bar.jpg 
    1. Fill in what you can.
    2. You HAVE to give your picture a description, a website title, and the date you accessed it!
    3. Google/Bing are NOT sources!!! Make sure you are citing the image!

On Your Own:

Using the examples we completed together in class, cite the following sources in your “Practice” project in EasyBib.

  1.  http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar753961&st=chocolate
  2. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/times-drank-coke-product/story?id=28685730

Search for and find a picture of EACH of the following people. Create citations for them in your “Practice” project.

  1. Doctor John Pemberton (inventor of Coca~Cola)
  2. Ruth Graves Wakefield (inventor of chocolate chip cookies)

 

If you get stuck, try this!

Easybib instructions-I am in the process of updating these directions, but they’re basically still very similar. A couple of options have changed. You can view this presentation fullscreen by clicking on the expand icon in the lower right corner of the presentation.

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Feb 08

Lesson Standards:

  • ELACC6L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELACC6L6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
  • ELACC6W8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

 

I. Welcome, my 6th grade friends, to the World of Citation!

Note page for absent students can be found here: world of citations 6th grade notes.

 

II. Now, let’s let you practice your new-found skills!

Citation Stations Form (one per group)

 

III. For those of you who are super-speedy:

You may begin working on your Personal Dictionary assignment. Please complete this assignment for homework.

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Feb 06

WOW! That was F-A-S-T! We ran off 150 applications and they are all GONE! We will not be making any more applications available at this time. Due to the high interest in participation, we strongly urge everyone who is serious about becoming a guest reader to turn in their completed applications as soon as possible. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis but your essay on the back of the back of the application will factor strongly in the selection process.

For example:

  • Applicant A-turned in their application on Monday with a strong essay.
  • Applicant B-turned in their application of Monday, but the essay was not very convincing.
  • Applicant C-turned in their application on Tuesday, the essay was very convincing

We would select applicants A & C over B. If you have any questions, please ask Mrs. Harpin.

Thank you all for your interest!

 

Feb 04

Feb 04

Read Across America is coming and we need your help!

Become a Guest Reader

Applications are at the Circulation Desk in the Media Center.

They’re DUE by Friday, February 13th, but the sooner you get them in, the better!

Space is super limited! We won’t necessarily have room for everyone who applies.

Field Trip to Bullard:

Monday, March 2nd

8:00 am, arrive at McClure & check in

8:10 am, cross the parking lot

8:15 am, read to your first class

8:45 am, read to your second class

9:15 am, return to McClure & have  celebratory donuts & juice

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