Thursday, January 27, 2011

Today in the Media Center

Today we are teaching Mrs. Corlette's 6th grade students all about MLA citations! We will learn about intellectual property, and that it is possible to steal ideas from people. Then we will learn how to use information in a way that respects the creator of the information.

Essential Question: Why must we cite sources that we use to find information?

Key Vocabulary: source, citation, publisher, bibliography

By the time Mrs. Corlette's student's leave the media center today, they will know why and how to cite sources of information. They will learn the five things we need to know in order to do a citation (title, author, publisher, place of publication, and date) and the three places on a book where we can find those things. It's going to be a busy day here in the media center!