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English 9     Non-­‐fiction  unit    

 

 

   Name________________________________________        Block______________  

       In  the  next  few  weeks,  we  will  be  exploring  the  areas  of  research,  expository  writing  and   persuasive  rhetorical  strategies  in  order  to  put  together  a  project  that  reflects  your   understanding  of  all  three  areas.  There  will  be  class  time  and  some  library  time  available  to   completion  of  some  of  the  parts  of  the  project  but  you  will  also  be  expected  to  complete  some   of  the  work  outside  of  class.     The  project  will  be  divided  into  different  parts,  each  with  a  separate  due  date  and  point  total.   Failure  to  complete  any  assignment  or  to  hand  it  in  late  will  result  in  a  zero  or  points   deducted.  You  will  be  asked  to  hand  in  this  packet  throughout  the  project,  so  keep  it  in  a  safe   place  and  bring  it  to  class  everyday  during  our  work  on  this  project.    

Assignment  1.  CHOICE  OF  LOCATION.  You  have  already  chosen  a  city,  state,  or   island  to  research.  The  first  assignment  will  be  to  do  some  preliminary  research  on   your  place  and  determine  a  symbol  that  will  represent  it.  You  will  download  a  photo   of  the  symbol  and  will  explain  the  symbol’s  relationship  to  your  place  on  a  notecard.   We  will  post  both  the  symbol  and  the  explanation  on  world  map  that  will  hang  in  the   classroom  during  this  project.  POINT  TOTAL:  10  pts.   During  this  assignment,  I  learned               Assignment  2.  RESOURCES  FOR  PROJECT.  Mrs.  Burns,  the  librarian,  will  show  you   the  Library  Guide  she  has  created  for  this  project.  You  will  find  an  article  on  the  Wiki   Travel  website  to  read  and  gather  background  information  about  your  place.  You   are  to  record  10  main  ideas  you  read  about  your  place  on  the  graphic  organizer  I   give  you.  At  the  bottom  of  the  paper,  you  will  be  asked  to  pose  5  questions  that  you   now  have  to  guide  your  research.  POINT  TOTAL:  20  pts.   During  this  assignment,  I  learned               Assignment  3.  CARRDSS.  You  will  learn  about  the  criteria  necessary  to  determine   whether  or  not  a  site  is  a  good  place  from  which  to  obtain  research  and  valid   information  for  your  topic.  You  will  then  find  an  online  site  to  use  as  a  means  to   evaluate  the  CARRDSS  for  your  topic.  You  will  complete  the  CARRDSS  worksheet   about  the  site  you  have  located.  POINT  TOTAL:  15  pts.   During  this  assignment,  I  learned    


Assignment 4.  RESEARCH  TEMPLATES.  Using  the  questions  you  have  surfaced  and   the  topics  that  we  generated  as  a  class,  you  will  complete  6  research  templates  that   will  show  the  sources  and  the  information  you  have  obtained  about  your  topic.  Each   template  must  be  filled  with  research  in  order  to  receive  full  credit  for  the  template.   You  must  also  have  the  citation  written  correctly  at  the  bottom  of  each  page.     POINT  TOTAL:  30  pts.   During  this  assignment,  I  learned                 Assignment  5.  COMPARISON/CONTRAST  ARTICLE.  We  will  return  to  the  library  to   read  a  second  article  about  your  location.  After  you  read  the  article,  you  will  do  a   comparison  and  contrast  of  the  second  article  with  the  information  and  structure  of   the  Wiki  Travel  website.  You  will  need  to  consider  the  article’s  tone,  text  and  format   in  your  analysis.  You  will  complete  a  worksheet  designed  to  compare  and  contrast   the  two  articles  provided  by  Mrs.  Burns.  POINT  TOTAL:  15  pts.     During  this  assignment,  I  learned                   Assignment  6:  TRAVEL  BROCHURE.  Once  you  have  completed  the  research  phase   of  the  project,  you  will  design  a  travel  brochure  to  showcase  the  information  you   find  about  your  location.  You  will  include  the  research  you  have  found  about  this   place    as  well  as  photos  to  showcase  the  information  you  have  found.  You  will  use  a   specific  template  for  this  brochure  and  must  fill  the  areas  designated  on  the   brochure.  There  will  be  a  rubric  to  explain  the  grading  of  this  brochure.  POINT   TOTAL:  50  pts.   During  this  assignment,  I  learned                  


Assignment 7.  WORKS  CITED  PAGE.  You  will  learn  how  to  write  a  works  cited  page   in  order  to  give  credit  to  the  sources  of  your  research.  This  page  will  be  a  part  of  the   completed  travel  brochure.  POINT  TOTAL:  15  pts.     During  this  assignment,  I  learned                   Assignment  8.  PERSUASIVE  SPEECH.  You  will  then  learn  about  persuasive   rhetorical  strategies.  You  will  then  apply  these  strategies  to  write  a  speech  that  you   will  present  to  class.  In  this  speech,  you  will  try  to  persuade  the  audience  to  travel  to   your  location.  You  will  be  graded  on  speech  techniques,  persuasive  strategies  and   time  allotment.  POINT  TOTAL:  50  pts.     During  this  assignment,  I  learned                   Assignment  9.  RESPONSE  CARDS.  During  the  persuasive  speeches  of  your  fellow   students,  you  will  be  asked  to  complete  a  response  card  to  provide  feedback  about   their  speeches  and  persuasive  speaking  techniques.  We  will  discuss  how  to  provide   feedback  as  we  approach  this  part  of  the  unit.  POINT  TOTAL:  5  pts.  for  each  card  you   complete  well  for  up  to  a  total  of  25  points  possible.     During  this  assignment,  I  learned      

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