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1 Understanding Informational Text Biology Article Reviews 2015-16

2 Biology Article Reviews Understanding Informational Text Things written outside of the classroom help us to make connections to what we learn from a textbook and a teacher in the classroom. Reading and writing - outside of the classroom- help us to build a better vocabulary and an understanding of Science - helping us to become better readers and writers. Writers, write differently in all subject areas Ex. Scientific writing is different than fictional writing; Historians write differently than religious scholars Writing to entertain and inform is different than writing to educate, inform and persuade

3 Informational Text – Each term… You will read an article from an assigned source You will create a bibliography citation for the source you read Write about the source in a specific way Make school and personal connections to what you have read The topics will be different each term The writing will focus on what you are doing in English class Your grade will reflect on how well you improve from one assignment to the next

4 Informational Text = Why do authors write? To present facts and new information about a subject (Science / Biology). To make connections with authors who present the most important facts and information to what will be learned in class. To help us understand main ideas and things that are new and relevant in a particular topic/subject impacting our lives. Each source we read has: Author “Title of Article” Name of Source Date of Source Page Number(s) (web address) Magazine, Newspapers, Journals, Websites

5 Informational Text- Main Idea

6 Informational Text – Main Idea

7 Informational Text Quote To repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, magazine, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc. To use a brief excerpt from: To cite, offer, or bring forward as evidence or support related to a main idea. To enclose (important words, phrases, sentences) within quotation marks.

8 Informational Text Vocabulary New topic related vocabulary is always presented in a variety of ways within informational text. We cannot ignore new vocabulary and we need to understand what it means and how it is used in writing. Vocabulary is: Words that make up a language Unique words that relate to a particular subject – Science / Biology

9 Informational Text Personal Connections Articles from magazines, newspapers, journals and websites provide an opportunity to make classroom and real-world connections. These topics and main ideas allow us To personalize our learning To better understand and appreciate how a subject could impact our personal lives To use pictures and images to learn more about a topic

10 Informational Text from… Magazines are Print, accessed in a database or are web-based Published weekly, monthly, and sometimes quarterly Informing readers of unique ideas and concepts Written at a general level for many to learn from and understand unique content Newspapers are Print, accessed in a database or are web-based Published daily Informing readers of important information related to general current events and topics Written at a basic reading level for everyone to easily learn and understand

11 Informational Text from… Journals are Print, accessed in a database or are web-based Published monthly, and quarterly Informing readers of specific, more advanced ideas and concepts Written at a scholarly level for students and researchers to learn more in-depth ideas and concepts Websites are Only web-based Published continuously Informing readers of basic, general, specific and complex ideas and concepts Written at a basic, general and advanced level for everyone to learn from and understand basic and complex ideas and concepts

12 Informational Text Bibliography Citation A bibliography citation contains information which identifies the origins of the source and is usually located at the top / bottom of a source. Citations include: Author of the article “Title of the article.” Title of the source Date the source was published Page number(s) or URL where article can be found MLA Format: Smith, Jerry. “Biology Article Review.” Science News 25 September 2014: 52-55.

13 Informational Text Writing Components Before turning in any assignment, pay attention to: Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling! Complete Sentences. Making connections to what the author wrote and how it impacts you – Focus on questions you might have; Is there something you need to investigate further…….. Did you ask for help from Mr. Hollein Is your name on the assignment?

14 Final Slide Go To: NearPod You can also download the APP Code: Name: First Last Alternate Name – Period # Biology Complete Quiz – Click Send on each slide to record your answer in order to receive credit

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