Grade 5 Writing - Summarizing
What is the meaning of a good neighbor?

Grade 5 Writing - Summarizing

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When writing an essay or other type of writing, the student needs to determine where they will get the information from. They don't always need to research the information on a computer or in a library. Sometimes, they may need to use their own experiences and opinions for their writing assignment. It all depends on the topic. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about where and how they should take notes as well as answer questions about documenting sources.

1.
Where would you go to take notes for the topic below?
TOPIC: Write about the life of your favorite author.
Your own experiences
The library
Your parents
The teacher
Research would need to be done on this topic
2.
Where would you go to take notes for the topic below?
TOPIC: What makes a good neighbor?
Your neighbor
A survey about neighbors
Your own opinion
The library
This is a question that seeks the student's opinion and thoughts
3.
Where would you go to take notes for the topic below?
TOPIC: Write about a day in your life that was the best day ever.
Your brother or sister
Your own experiences
A friend
A book about best days
This is about your own experiences
4.
You need to gather information from print and digital sources.
What is the first thing you should do when you go to the library?
Start writing the introduction paragraph of the research project
Get three sources off the shelves
Go to the computer and look up sources that are in the library
Take notes of the facts that you already know about your topic
It is best to make a list of sources that are available in that library
5.
Which source would be considered a valuable digital source?
All individual websites
Wikipedia
Facebook
Video documentaries
These documentaries would be helpful as a digital source
6.
You take the following notes directly from the source.

*"Albert Einstein did not fail math like everyone believes, but instead he made a low score on part of an entrance exam."
Source: The Autobiography of Albert Einstein; by Edward Stevens; 1979; p. 24

How would you paraphrase this statement correctly?
Albert Einstein did not fail math like everyone believes, but instead he made a low score on part of an entrance exam
Albert Einstein made a low score on the part of an entrance exam instead of failing math like everyone believes
Albert Einstein failed math and an entrance exam to a school
Albert Einstein became a well-renowned scientist but it is a myth that he failed math at any time
Two of the choices are too close to the original sentence
7.
You take the following notes directly from the source.

*"Albert Einstein did not fail math like everyone believes, but instead he made a low score on part of an entrance exam."
Source: The Autobiography of Albert Einstein; by Edward Stevens; 1979; p. 24

After paraphrasing this sentence and using it in your research project, do you need to give credit to the author of the source?
No, because it is not a direct quote
No, because this is common knowledge
Yes, because this is information that the student looked up
Yes, because every sentence in the project must be given credit
Since this information was not known to the student due to looking it up, he or she must give credit to the author
8.
Why would you paraphrase information instead of directly quoting it in your essay or research project?
Because paraphrasing shows that you read the information
Because you should only directly quote sparingly
Because you should paraphrase all information in a research project
Because there may be a lot of information that would be too long to quote
Usually, there is a lot of information that was gathered and it must be paraphrased
9.
What is usually the first part of the source that is listed on the Works Cited page?
Last name of the author
Title of the text
Page where the information was found
First name of the author
Usually, the last name of the author is listed first
10.
Which sources should be listed on the Works Cited page?
All the sources where the students gathered information from
All the sources that the student looked through
All sources that were used in the essay or research project
All sources that are in the library that pertain to that topic
Any source that was used in the essay or research project must be listed
Author:  Amy Flanders

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