Rainforest Connection Research Project

For the next several weeks you will be involved in a project to learn more about the topic you chose to pursue related to Panama and its rainforests. Once you have gathered all of your information, you will be putting it together in the form of a newsletter in the computer lab. Much of the research and the early stages of the writing will be completed independently. Revisions, editing, and the final stages of the writing process will be completed in school. Make sure you have all your notes, drafts, etc. in school with you every Wednesday when we go to the computer lab. Also, make sure everything is in school with you all the time after March 16.

Due Dates (Step in Process):

Feb. 25

Plan lay out for your rainforest newsletter. On a blank sheet of paper draw out where you want the text and illustrations for your articles.

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March 2

        Research, gather information, take notes following the criteria and format given in class. Remember to record all your bibliographical information as you were taught in the library.

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March 9

        Drafts of different news articles should be completed.

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March 16

        Revisions and editing should be completed with an adult in class.

March 18 & 25

        Complete newsletters in the computer lab.