Grade 6 Mrs. Cottenie
Historical Fiction or Non-Fiction Novel
Due Feb. 8, 2013
- choose book Jan. 3-8
- Read book at home and spare time Jan. 3-25 (plan your reading time, if your book is 300 pages long – you should read about 20 pages a day.)
- Jan. 26- Feb 5 Work on written report/proofread
- Due date Feb. 8, 2013
This month you have a report to write about your book. To do your report, you will need to read your book and do some research on the actual event that the book is about. Your report will include:
- A title page
- A written report of a minimum of 5 paragraphs
- A bibliography
In your written report, your first paragraph (or two) will be a summary of the main characters and events in your novel.
For the following 3 paragraphs, you must ask 3 questions that you have about the actual event and you will answer those 3 questions in paragraphs. One question answer per paragraph. This may require some research so don’t leave this until the night before it is due. Look at the library for information ahead of time or on the internet.
The final paragraph will be your opinion of the book. What you enjoyed and why or why not- give good explanations with reasons.
Your project will be marked on:
Title page – 10 points, ask yourself: is my title page attractive? Are my letters well spaced? Is the title of the book, the name of the author as well as my name on the page?
Content- 30 points, Ask yourself: Is all of the above criteria answered? Do I have 5 complete paragraphs? Is my spelling corrected? Did someone proof read my work?
Bibliography – 10 points: ask yourself did I follow the steps outlined on the attached sheet and sample- a bibliography is a list of books and sites you used to get information for your report. You write them down at the end of your report.
One Bonus mark for handing it in 1 day early.
|Writing a Bibliography
the books/sources used by the author (you) for his/her research.
the information came from .
If no author is given, list by title. Do not number.
The second, third, and any consecutive lines are indented six spaces.
Next, write the title of the book and underline it with a ruler.
Put a period after the title.
Write the name of the place where the book was published, then put a colon (:).
Next, write the name of the company which published the book,
a comma, and then the date of publication. Put a period at the end.
are all a little different, so check the examples below to see the format.
Beasant, Pam. The Unexplained. Toronto: Collins Sons and Co., 2011.
“Bigfoot.” Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 1990 Ed.
Cohen, Daniel. “Bigfoot.” The World Book Encyclopedia. 1998 Ed., Vol. 2,
Ellis, William S. “Loch Ness: The Lake and the Legend.” National Geographic. June, 1977,
Evslin, Bernard, et. al. Heroes and Monsters of Greek Myth. Toronto: Scholastic Inc., 1967.
Garner, Betty Sanders. Canada’s Monsters. Owen Sound, Ont.: Potlatch Publications, 1976.
Roivin, Jeff. The Encyclopedia of Monsters. New York: Facts on File Inc., 2008.
Welch, Ollie. “Bigfoot: A Unique Northwest Mystery.” July 24, 2011. Online.