Lebron James Research Project 03.06.2013

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Warm-up 03/06
• Write a list of 5 questions
you’d like to learn more
about.
• Examples:
–How is bacon made?
–What was the role of Hitler
in the Holocaust?
–Why is the Leaning Tower
of Piza leaning?
Your assignment is to write a
research paper about….
LEBRON JAMES!
But not just
Lebron James…
we need to be a
LITTLE bit more
specific….
Let’s pick a more specific topic about
Lebron James…
• Perhaps we could write about…
– The accomplishments of Lebron James.
– Lebron James’ basketball highlights.
– Lebron James’ contribution to basketball.
– Lebron James’ scouting process from
high school.
– Lebron James’ switch from the Cavaliers
to the Heat.
Write a list of three facts that will
support your topic
1.
2.
3.
Let’s look at the first article….
• URL:
http://www.biography.com/
people/lebron-james399748
• Author: None
• Article Title: Lebron James
• Sponsor: The Biography
Channel
• Date Published: 2013
• Medium of publication:
Web
• Date Accessed: March 06,
2013.
• Format of Citation:
LastName, FirstName.
Article Title.
Version number.
Sponsor or
publisher, date
of resource
creation.
Medium of
publication. Date
of access.
CITATION!
"LeBron James." The
Biography Channel
website. 2013. Web.
March 05 2013.
Let’s Look At This Article…
http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/LeBron_Ja
mes
Let’s Look At This Article…
• http://bleacherreport.co
m/articles/1553717-doeslebron-james-have-nbasmost-valuable-supportingcast
Can We Cite It??
• Format of Citation:
LastName, FirstName. Article Title.
Version number. Sponsor or
publisher, date of
resource creation. Medium
of publication. Date of access.
Yay!
Buckley, Zach. “Does
LeBron James Have
NBA's Most Valuable
Supporting Cast?”
Bleacher Report, 04
March 2013. Web. 06
March 2013.
Key Facts to Remember When Citing
Websites in MLA…
1. Indent every line except for the first line.
2. Author’s name is written: Last, First.
3. You do not need to give paragraph numbers or page
numbers.
4. Include in the text the first item that appears in the
Work Cited entry that corresponds to the citation (e.g.
author name, article name, website name, film name).
5. Date is written: Day Month Year.
Let’s Practice!
Write three sentences
using information from
the articles and properly
cite the information!
Warm-Up
Cite the following website:
http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-donuts
LastName, FirstName. Article Title.
Version number. Sponsor or
publisher, date of resource
creation. Medium of
publication. Date of access.
Correct!
Pramis, Joshua. “America’s Best
Donuts”. Travel and Leisure,
October 2012. Web. 07 March
2013.
How Could We Cite A Book??
• Lastname, Firstname. Title
of Book. City of
Publication: Publisher,
Year of Publication.
Medium of Publication.
Let’s practice with the book Harry
Potter…
• Author: J.K. Rowling
• Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s
Stone
• City of Publication: London
• Publisher: Bloomsbury
• Year of Publication: 1997
• Medium: Print
Correct!
Rowling, J.K. “Harry
Potter and the
Sorcerer’s Stone”.
London:
Bloomsbury, 1997.
Print.
Let’s Cite… “Elements of Literature”
1. On the first page… Let’s pretend there is only one
author. Use the first author.
2. Title
3. City of Publication: pg. ii
4. Publisher: pg. ii
5. Year of Publication: pg. ii
6. Medium
Yay!
Beers, Kylene, Carol Jago,
Deborah Appleman.
“Elements of Literature:
Fifth Course”. Austin:
Holt, Rinehart and
Winston, 2009. Print.
Let’s do this one on our own…
“Literature and
Language”
Awesome!
Boone, Robert S.
“Literature and
Language: Blue Level”.
Evanston: McDougal
Littell, 1994. Print.
How Could We Cite an Interview??
Interviewee. Personal
Interview. Date (05
March 2013).
I’m going to interview….
• Interviewee:
Dwayne
Michael Carter,
Jr.
• Personal
Interview.
• Today!
Yes!
Carter, Dwayne Michael.
Personal Interview. 07
March 2013.
Help me cite this!
I’m going to
interview Micah
Stauffer in two
weeks on March 21!
Excellent!
Stauffer, Micah.
Personal Interview.
21 March, 2013.
Now let’s do our OWN research!
1. Pick ONE partner.
2. Discuss topics of research with your partner.
Remember: BE SPECIFIC!
3. Pick a medium for your presentation.
4. Ask Ms. Haynes or Mr. Marquez to sign off
on your group, topic, and medium when you
are done.
5. Begin planning your project! Use the rubric!
Remember: QUIZ ON FRIDAY
You should be able to…
1. Cite a website properly.
2. Cite a book properly.
3. Cite an interview properly.
4. Be able to pick out important information based on the
given topic.

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