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Lewis & Clark Library: 8th Grade Novel Research



The Wednesday Wars

Big 6 - Step 1: Task Definition - What do I need to do?

What am I supposed to do? (Use a complete sentence)

What information do I need in order to do this? (List these in question form.)






Additional topics


Basic baseball rules

Birth certificate

The Bronx


Cuban Revolution (what, when)

Cuban-US Relations

Dominican Republic


Foster care

Little League World Series (what, where)

Macombs Dam Park (what, where)

"Off the books" (what does this mean)

Official person (what does this refer to?)

Scalping tickets

Social Services

Social Worker

Stan Musial


Yankee Stadium

BiG 6 - Steps 2 and 3: What resources can I use and where can I find them?

  • Begin your research with secondary Sources like books? to first become "experts" on your topic.
  • Next, hunt down primary sources.
  • It's books, databases, THEN Google!


Big 6 - Step 5: What can I make for this project?


Learning Target 1: I will be able to create a 2 page ppt slide illustrating  four to five concepts from my novel. Learning Target 2: I will understand and use a consistent research method for all of my information tasks.

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