What a beautiful day today! I hope you can enjoy the sunshine during your breaks.
After speed discussion, we learned to put direct quotes from your novels into your book reports. This is called in-text citation, and we use it to show when we are using ideas from other sources (e.g. like the characters in your novels, or from the author).
Also, we need to use in-text citation to avoid plagiarism (= copy somebody’s idea and claim it as your own). If you use another person’s idea, you must tell the reader where you got that information.
1. Direct Quote
When you use a direct quote, you are quoting the information directly from your novel. For example:
By the end of his adventure, Santiago realizes that "the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself" (Coelho 73).
This tells us that "the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself" is a sentence from the novel by the author Coelho, and this information is on page 73.
We also learned how to write down the source information from your graded readers. This is called MLA Referencing. For most of your references, you need to use this format.
Author. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, year.
The Secret Garden
Make sure to meet me in front of the theater at 6:40pm and I'll give you your ticket. We'll be sitting in a group in the theater. Please don't forget the map from class, or you can check the map on your phones - justclick on this link for the map: IE Field Trip map
For next week's discussions, remember these points:
1. Discussion Preparation
2. Blog Post #6
3. Complete Book Report #1
Blog Question #6:
What did you think about our field trip to see the musical The Secret Garden (interesting and/or suprising observations)?