"We can't wait until we get to Mr. Turner's class."
THIRD QUARTER RESEARCH PROJECT
Over a five-week period beginning the third week of the third quarter, students in Mr.
Turner's eighth grade communication arts classes will undertake a research project. Students will choose a topic pertaining
to The Civil Rights Movement.
The project is worth 1,000 points, including:
100- Thesis statement
200- First draft of research paper
100- Oral presentation
100- Multi-media project
300- Final draft of research paper
100- Meeting deadlines
Research papers must be at least 1,000 words.
Each paper must include information from 10 sources, with at least two of them being books.
First Week- Research in MAC Lab
Second Week- Work in Room 210 to put together materials, research in library. Thesis statement due
at the end of the week
Third Week- The first draft will be due on Thursday of the project's third week.
Fourth Week- Students will give oral presentations and multi-media presentations.
Fifth Week- Students will turn in final draft at the end of the fifth week.
Exact dates will be put in when we reach the third quarter.
About this class
The emphasis in eighth grade communication arts is preparing students for the type of writing they will do in high school,
in college, and for the rest of their lives.
We will do approximately 35 to 40 papers this year, including opinion
papers, explanatory essays, and comparison and contrast papers based on discussion and research. During the 2005-2006
school year, students will use the six-trait writing method which has been adopted for use in all Joplin R-8 schools.
class also does regular exercises in grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
On days, when they don't have
writing assignments, the students begin the hour by writing a one-half page prompt which is on the board when they enter the
room. The prompts will also be listed on this page from now on.
We will also do some larger research papers, including
a major paper over the Civil Rights movement during the third quarter.
Anyone with questions about the communication
arts classes can reach me at the school, 417-625-5280, at home at 417-206-0585, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Extra Credit Project
Students wishing to improve their grades in Mr. Turner's Communication Arts classes may choose to participate in the
extra-credit project, which will begin Sept. 27.
Students have the following choices for their projects:
Write a novel.
2. Write a book of poetry
3. Write a two or three-act play.
4 Write a collection of
5.Other idea involving writing suggested by the student and approved by the teacher.
are checked on a weekly basis. Any student who makes progress on his or her project receives 25 bonus points per week.
are allowed to switch their extra credit projects with approval from the teacher.
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