Before your students even fiddle around with a thesis statement, it’s a good idea to have them get their feet wet in a little bit of research. World Book Encyclopedia is a great place to do this.
But how do you make sure they’re getting all the info they’ll later need for their bibliography? Here’s a handout that’s designed to make them do the necessary dirty work of citing their source before they even get started digging for information.
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And remember my name: Chelly Wood. In July of 2016 my first YA novel, Sunkissed Sodas, will be published by Reputation Books. You’ll want to make sure your school’s library has a copy. It’s all about a Latina teen who… well, just visit my YouTube channel to see my book trailer, if you’re interested.