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  1. Read through and take the quiz. Score at least 4 out of 5 on the quiz. Reread the book again, if necessary and take the quiz again if necessary to score at least 4 out of 5.
  2. Then answer the questions below. Provide the page number as evidence for each of your answers.

Place the answer in the middle column. Place the page # in the right column.
Page #
1. Who is the author?
2. What is Step 1 in starting the investigation?
Kristine Carlson Asselin
Know what your teacher
Title page
page 6
3. What is Step 2 in starting the investigation?
Pick your topic
pg. 6
4. What is Step 3 in starting the investigation?
Make a list
pg. 6
5. What is a chronological outline?
A short summery of what you are about
to write in the order they occur

6. What is a bibliography?

7. What are 3 keywords to use in a library database search?

8. What is a podcast?

9. What is an encyclopedia? What is the oldest encyclopedia?

10. What is an almanac? What is the oldest continuously published almanac?

11. What is a magazine or periodical?

12. What does ILL stand for?

13. What is a primary source?

14. What does verify mean?

15. What are secondary sources?

16. Is a documentary about an orangutan,
narrated by a scientist who observed the animals in the wild a primary or secondary source?

17. What does expertise mean?

18. What does credible mean?

19. Why is it important to know the publisher of a book, magazine, newspaper or website?

20. What is plagiarism?

Information Summary:
  1. Discuss why it is important to use sources that are credible?
  2. What are strategies for finding credible sources?
  3. How does a library database help to find sources that are credible?

Author Summary: Think about the author of the book. Answer the following questions:
  1. What was the subject? What was being compared?
  2. What symbols did the author use?
  3. What words stand out? Why?
  4. How do some words get you to look at characters or events in a particular way?
  5. Are there any words that have more than one meaning?
  6. Was the voice formal or informal?
  7. Was the voice correct for the content?
  8. What is the most important sentence or word in the book?

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