In this step, students read and annotate the sources they identified in Step 2. The lesson discusses investigative reading and offers strategies for staying organized when faced with a large amount of information from different sources. Students choose an organization and note-taking method that will work for them and compile as much information as they can about their issue, organized by sub-topic. 

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Learning Objectives

The student will:

  • Find relevant information in source material
  • Annotate sources and note helpful information
  • Organize information in a way that will be useful later

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