What is a Thumbnail? • A fun/interesting event that happened in your decade. • President • Decisions of the Federal Government • War • Newsworthy event • Science • New Technology/Inventions • Entertainment • Fashion and Fads • Sports • What have you found that is fun from your decade?
Sources for Thumbnail • Books Only! • Use Table of Contents • Use History Notes • Use the MLA format
Get Fit, Slim Down General Thumbnail • Subtopic/Slug • Subtopic/Slug • Subtopic/Slug
Source Card 1 Jensen, Carl. Stories that Changed America: Muckrakers of the 20th Century. New York: Seven Stories, 2000. 56-72. Print.
Thumbnail Fact Example Subtopic 1 1 • 1 Fact Per Notecard 25
Our Goal For Today • Look through your decade books to get ideas for thumbnails. • After you have chosen one thumbnail to research, begin to Get Fit, Slim Down. • Create book citations • Begin to research
Where are we going? • Total of two thumbnails • 4-5 facts per subtopic/slug (12-15 total for Thumbail) • We will be using our paragraph organizers to create two paragraphs and typing a two paragraph essay. • HAVE FUN! The hard part of our research project is done.
Tuesday, April 22 • Each thumbnail is a separate paragraph. They will be turned in at different times. • By the end of class: • 1 Thumbnail with three subtopics (Get Fit, Slim Down) • All notes done by the end of class • 4-5 facts for each subtopic • 12-15 TOTAL • After all facts are done for ONE thumbnail, start paragraph.
Editing • Complete one paragraph organizer • EDIT: • Capital Letters • Spelling- Use Dictionary • Number Rules • Highlight ALL transitions on draft • Read through paragraph multiple times to check fluency.
Begin Writing • Do you have access to a computer outside of class? If so, you may type your paragraph. • Before you type you NEED to have an edited paragraph organizer. • If you are handwriting, please use pen. • Only use one side of the paper • TAKE YOUR TIME!
Grading • Strong Thumbnail Topic • Quality of Facts • Sentence Variety and Structure • Fluency • For each Thumbnail: • 5 points for notecards and source cards • 15 points for each paragraph
Assignment Notebooks • Thumbnail