We will skip SSR today so that students have a full class period to work on their research and project. Yesterday, students were able to create a strategy for their research today, which I will expect them to put into action as they work today.
Before we leave for the library, I will remind them of the goals and purposes of the project, which are basically to create an informative/explanatory text (W.9-10.2) about Chinese terms, concepts and ideas as presented in To Live.
The remainder of the period will be collaborative work time. I will remind students about the tools and resources that are available to them, such as databases, Google Apps, Easy Bib, etc.
As they work, I will circulate to ensure that everyone is staying on task and being thoughtful about their process. I will also offer suggestions for final product formats and nag them to make sure they are citing sources correctly and translating the information that they find into their own words so they can avoid plagiarizing (and earning zero points for their projects).
I will be assessing them on four big things in their final products:
I will likely not take this time away from their research time, but I will make sure to leave enough minutes at the end of class to have the students clean up our library space and to remind them to share their work with me and/or print and turn things in.