Friday, January 20, 2012

Annotated Bibliographies - Seedfolks Book List

Students practiced citing sources by writing annotated bibliographies in the form of a "Recommended Book List" for a Seedfolks (by Paul Fleischman) character of their choice.  We spent the day in the library where students were actively engaged and excited using the online library catalog and their own "perusing the library" skills to locate at least five books that their chosen character might enjoy reading based on the evidence in the text of that character's chapter in the novel (each chapter of Seedfolks is written in the point of view of a different character).  After citing each source, students annotated--basically, wrote a sentence or two explaining--why they chose each book by detailing how it relates to the character or why the character might enjoy that particular book.  Here are some examples:

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