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Davis Library: 8th Grade ELA GLE

8th Grade ELA GLE

Lesson Overview: Exploring life during the Holocaust. Narrow down your topic, find evidence to support your thesis, and write a 5 paragraph informative essay using the information you found.

Big 6+ Step 1: Task Definition

What do I need to do?

Compare Anne Frank's experience with the experience of others during the Holocaust. What was life like for Jewish and other people in hiding during the Holocaust?

Big 6+ Step 2 & 3: Location and Access

Where can I locate information?

Use the recommended resources to locate and access the required information:



Book: 8th Grade Language Arts Textbook

Requirement: A minimum of three sources (1 source must be a primary source)

Big 6+ Step 4: Use of information

How will I organize my information?
How will I cite my sources?

Use the databases and websites provided to take notes about your topic.

Create citations for all sources used in NoodleTools.

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Big 6+ Step 5: Synthesis & Sharing

How can I organize my information?
How can I present the results?

Write a 5 paragraph essay (1 - introduction, 2-4 body, 5 conclusion) using evidence from your research to support your thesis statement.

Big 6+ Step 6: Self Evaluation

How will I know I did my job well?

Complete a self-evaluation as the final piece of the inquiry framework. This process allows time for reflection on your experiences working with the inquiry process, what worked and could be used again, and what you will do differently for future inquiry projects.

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