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    CanLit Research Project

    • Grade 11
    • Language Arts
    Bluefield High School
    North Wiltshire RR #2, Hampshire, PE, C0A 1Y0
    Telephone: 675-7480/368-6869
    Fax: 675-7482
    Website:

    Teachers:
    Margaret Stewart, Teacher-Librarian (stewartm@bluefield.edu.pe.ca)
    Julie Gaudet, English 521 Teacher (gaudetj@bluefield.edu.pe.ca)


    Project Outline

    Introduction
    (Curriculum Context - Background Information)

    Students in English 621 at Bluefield are required to submit an acceptable formal research paper. Since this can be intimidating for students, this assignment was developed for the English 521 course to help alleviate some of the anxiety later on. Emphasis is placed on the research (or Information) process and honing some of the skills associated with writing a formal research paper.


    General Goals
    (Why are we doing this?)

    Students will become familiar with, and use, the Bluebook - a guide to writing research papers.

    They will also become familiar with some of the formal aspects of a research paper.

    They will learn (or develop) an appropriate process for writing a formal research paper. Note-taking will be practised (using cards) and the Bluebook (MLA) will serve as a guide for developing a bibliography. Students will also practice outlining and they will develop technology skills (as well as those required for accessing, gathering and evaluating information) through the use of CD-ROM's and the Internet.


    Student Learning Outcomes
    (Knowledge, Skills, Strategies and Attitudes from the Atlantic [APEF] Curriculum)

    Planning Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO D (Reading/Viewing)
    select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts

  • assess ideas, information, and language, synthesizing and applying meaning from diverse and differing perspectives (3)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • acquire information from a variety of sources, recognizing the relationships, concepts, and ideas that can be utilized to generate student text
    -- select appropriate information from a variety of sources, making meaningful selections for their own purposes
    -- recognize and reflect upon the appropriateness of information for the purpose of making meaningful student text (3)
  • Gathering Information Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO D (Reading/Viewing)
    select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts

  • assess ideas, information, and language, synthesizing and applying meaning from diverse and differing perspectives (3)
  • demonstrate an understanding of and apply the strategies required to gain information from complex print texts and multimedia texts (4)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • acquire information from a variety of sources, recognizing the relationships, concepts, and ideas that can be utilized to generate student text
    -- select appropriate information from a variety of sources, making meaningful selections for their own purposes
    -- recognize and reflect upon the appropriateness of information for the purpose of making meaningful student text
    -- synthesize information from a range of sources, including the electronic network, to address a variety of topics and issues (3)
  • Interacting With Information Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO D (Reading/Viewing)
    select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts

  • assess ideas, information, and language, synthesizing and applying meaning from diverse and differing perspectives (3)
  • demonstrate an understanding of and apply the strategies required to gain information from complex print texts and multimedia texts (4)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • acquire information from a variety of sources, recognizing the relationships, concepts, and ideas that can be utilized to generate student text
    -- select appropriate information from a variety of sources, making meaningful selections for their own purposes
    -- recognize and reflect upon the appropriateness of information for the purpose of making meaningful student text
    -- synthesize information from a range of sources, including the electronic network, to address a variety of topics and issues (3)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • use note-making strategies to document experience, ... (deconstruct and) reconstruct knowledge by
    -- paraphrasing
    -- summarizing
    -- using note cards, note-taking sheets, research grids...
    -- video or audio techniques (2)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • use information from a variety of sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)
  • Organizing Information Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • use note-making strategies to document experience and reconstruct knowledge by
    -- paraphrasing
    -- summarizing
    -- using note cards, note-taking sheets, research grids...
    -- video or audio techniques (2)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • use information from a variety of sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)
  • Creating New Information Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • use information from a variety of sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)
  • Sharing and Presenting Information Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO H (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imagination

  • use writing and other ways of representing to
    -- explore, interpret, and reflect on their experiences with a range of texts and issues
    -- monitor the language and learning processes and strategies they use
    -- record and assess their achievements as language users and learners
    -- express their feelings, and reflect on experiences that have shaped their ideas, values, and attitudes (1)

  • GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO J (Writing/Other Ways of Representing)
    use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness

  • use information from a variety of sources to construct and communicate meaning (5)
  • Assessment and Evaluation Stage

    GRADE LEVEL: 11
    GCO E (Reading/Viewing)
    interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies

  • acquire information from a variety of sources, recognizing the relationships, concepts, and ideas that can be utilized to generate student text
    -- select appropriate information from a variety of sources, making meaningful selections for their own purposes
    -- recognize and reflect upon the appropriateness of information for the purpose of making meaningful student text
    -- synthesize information from a range of sources, including the electronic network, to address a variety of topics and issues (3)


  • Learning Resources Required
    (Print, non-print, audio-visual, electronic, community)

    Print - Books About CanLit Research Project

    • Books, collected essays about Canadian authors, (Accessed using MicroCat),
    • Canadian Encyclopedia, , McClelland & Stewart
    • Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Cook, Ramsay, University of Toronto Press

    Print - Articles About CanLit Research Project

    • "Materials from the Information Files," (Accessed using MicroCat),

    Audio/Visual

    • Using Your Library to Write a Research Paper (4-video set), Video Aided Instruction (Videocassette)

    Electronic - Websites

    Electronic - CD-ROM

    • Canadian Encyclopedia, (McClelland & Stewart)
    • Discovering Authors (Canadian Edition), ()
    • Globe and Mail, ()
    • Maclean's Magazine, ()

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