During this short week, the Juniors in Room G17 will finish skimming resources and begin to refine their research plan. All students submitted a preliminary thesis statement last week, and I will conference will students on Monday and Tuesday about those early plans. After skimming the available research, students will determine if their original plan is best, or if they should change or revise that original plan. Students will be given instruction on varying methods of note-taking in order for students who are ready to begin this next step.
Over Thanksgiving break, students should continue to read for readers workshop. Though there is no specific portion of the research process due when they return, students who feel behind or need a little more time than their peers to make progress should consider continuing their work over break.