In order to prepare for a research project, I had students bring in articles about their topic. We are using those articles to practice writing an Annotated Bibliography.
I began by reviewing the requirements of an Annotated Bibliography using the Annotated Bibliography Power Point and noting the difference between bibliographies previously written and the details that qualify an annotated bibliography.
It was a quick review of what is required and incorporating a sample from an article, "Dealing With Bullying" which the students previously read.
Using the articles brought in as homework, students created an Annotated Bibliography. They are setting these aside so they have it prepared when the groups work on their research project. Groups will be able to evaluate the resource and whether it will work with their research.