Source Citation is Dull


Necessary! But, BORING! Leading a group of students through Source Citation is mind-numbing. After teaching the lesson four times and then needing to leave the lesson for a substitute I decided to create a presentation that could be used as a suplement. It’s still direct instruction with no audio, but I thought having the sequence laid out with the examples circled would be beneficial. Creating it now will hopefully help in the future! I think this will make the process far easier for me and for students as we struggle with the steps together. It’s one of those tasks that requires directions, but also requires the students to work. Listen-work-listen-work tasks are always a challenge for me as an instructor. I’m far better at giving directions and letting them go and then coaching. I like facilitating and coaching much more than direct instruction to a whole group.

Anyway…here’s the SlideRocket I created for the lesson. I hope it helps someone (especially my sub)!!

November 7, 2012
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  • Reply By Amy B.

    You are a genius!!!! Thank you for being so generous with the resources you have created. I do have a related SmartBoard activity to share. It’s at Thanks again!

    November 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    • Reply Carolyn

      Amy–I love that! When I was posting my SlideRocket I thought that maybe I should give more background information. For this lesson though, it’s just what I needed. I’m definitely going to use yours the next time I present WHY we cite sources. Great job making it exciting too!

      November 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply By Amy B.

    What I liked about your slide presentation is that it shows the students WHERE in/on the book they need to look to find the information. Much better way than my trying to hold up the book, point to tiny print and then walk around trying to put out the info. to each student.

    November 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm
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