Research. What you’re looking for…. Facts Information that relates to your topic. What you’re not looking for…. Opinions Information that is meant to entertain (for fun). Trusted sources for information. T he databases Mrs. Collazo will tell you about in the library
You have your topic, now you need to figure out what it is you want to know about it.
-Generate 4 questions pertaining to your topic. These questions will be the stems for your research. Make sure your questions allow for detailed answers.
-You will build your research from your questions by looking through the databases and books for answers. Again, make sure you are able to get detailed and in depth answers; not one or two word answers.
Where cats live
-in people’s house
-they sleep in cozy beds
-they don’t like to be wet
What cats look like
-similar to lions
What cats do
How cats get along with people
-they let you know when they want to play
-they will let you know when they want to cuddle
-they will let you know when they want to be picked up
This will be your main idea statement!!
-Main idea statement
-Heading with at least one fact
-Heading with at least two facts
-and so on…..
-Restatement of your main idea
List of Sources or Bibliography
-Must be alphabetized by author and include what database in which you found it