Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton - Research Project Materials & Rubric

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton - Research Project Materials & Rubric
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  1. This 33-page bundle promotes and extends comprehension and holds students accountable for the assigned reading of Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. Included are four comprehension quizzes and keys (plus two alternate objective versions), literature circle materials, and culminating project directio
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This research-based assignment expands upon themes and motifs presented in and related to Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton: Chaos Theory, biological warfare, resurrection biology, cloning, mass extinction events, deforestation, animal rights, predatory behaviors of the T-Rex, and more. Materials are delivered in editable Word Document, Google Document, and PDF formats. By completing this project, students will make relevant connections to the real world and derive a greater, more reasoned understanding of future possibilities. Included in this file are the following:

  • Overview of research project expectations.
  • A list of research topics relating to some key aspect(s) of the novel.
  • A research preparation packet designed to facilitate information gathering, discernment of relevant information, MLA documentation, and organization of key details.
  • A comprehensive standards-based evaluation rubric.

Learning Targets:

  • Students will articulate connections between a research topic and an assigned novel.
  • Students will conduct research using available resources, including libraries and computer labs.
  • Students will collect and classify reliable sources, developing successful methods of recording information.
  • Students will evaluate credibility of sourcework, taking into consideration readability, date, relevance, expertise, and bias.
  • Students will correctly apply conventions of MLA formatting.
  • Students will organize information in a cohesive manner, using a note-taking system that includes summary, paraphrasing, and quoted material.
  • Students will analyze, synthesize, and integrate information, generating a thoughtfully comprehensive report, free of generalities and redundancies.
  • Students will verbally present findings, using their own words and correctly citing sources.
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6 pages
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