Investigative Reporting slideshow. Click to see the assignment overview & instructions, examples, and tips for success!
List of Possible Topics.
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Finding Good Information:
Click the links below to enter MeL's best databases for our project. If you are accessing MeL from home, you will need to log in with a parent's driver's license.
Research in Context.
New York Times.
Click these links to review Mrs. Berry's instructions for saving articles in your GoogleDrive for Research in Context and Opposing Viewpoints.
Evaluating Websites & Taking Notes:
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Notice & Focus note-taking form.
Information Evaluation Rubric.
Preparing Your Speech:
Outline Template. Click here, make your own copy (so you can edit/type), and use this template to format your own outline.
Outline Example. Click here to see how to complete a solid outline, complete with internal and external citations.
Nightcite. Click here for help formatting your MLA citations for any articles you found outside of MeL. Good reporters must prove the credibility of the information they provide to the public. When using facts, examples, and quotations from outside sources, reporters can credit those sources both within (with internal citations) and at the end of their work (in a complete "Works Cited" list). That way, the public can rely on reporters for accurate information and check the facts themselves.
The Rubric. Click here to see the rubric: 50 points for the content of your presentation/50 points for the delivery.
Preparing Your Slideshow