Books @ our library
ELA Standards: Reading Informational Text
Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
BOOKS are far superior to articles because they often have more images and text. Books should be the first stop in every research plan.
All the BOOKS below contain fantastic photographs that illustrate the theme. Flushing High School Library has the books listed in the catalog. Other BOOKS about can be found at the Queens Public Library.
ELA Writing Standard
ELA Standards: Writing—Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Narrow the Topic
Research questions are a great way to look for relevant articles. As you read the articles create a list of questions which you would like to find out more about. These questions will focus your research and help you decide if the information is relevant and can be quoted in your paper.
Here is a list of sample questions:
What are the advantages of being in a gang?
How are gangs useful in the United States?
How do female gangs differ from male gangs?
Why do teens join gangs?
How does belonging to a gang influence the members?
EBSCO HOST Research Databases
Gale Cengage Learning Databases (NOVELNY)
Grolier Online Encyclopedia Database (NOVELNY)
Using the best keywords will help you find relevant information for your topic. Develop your keywords from the research questions.
It is helpful to have similar or related terms in your list because different authors may use different terms in their articles.
Below is a list of keywords you may use in your search. Narrow down your search by linking some of the keywords together.
- Teen gangs
- Gangs in New York City
- Girls and Gangs
- Violence and Gangs
- Gang Membership
- Gang Recruitment
- Gangs and Crime
FLUSHING HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY CALENDAR
LIBRARY RESEARCH TASK #1
ELA Standards: Writing
Production and Distribution of Writing
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Read 1-3 Books or Chapter Selections from BOOKS in the LibGuide.
Record 5 facts and 5 responses to each fact on the Fact Response Journal Organizer.
Type an Annotation for each Book or Chapter selection read (75-word summary and 75-word critique).
* Teacher Assigned: Type a Research Paper about an assigned research topic.
Topics for Mr. Marzian's Report
Choose one of the following topics or come up with one of your own. You must either agree or disagree with the topic. Your paper must include one counterpoint and refutation but more than one is encouraged.
1. All gangs should be outlawed.
2. Gangs are a part of society and should be allowed to exist.
3. Joining a gang will make an individual corrupt.
4. To be in a gang, you must give up who you are and be someone you are not.
5.Being in a gang is like being in a family.
6. Girls serve specific purposes in gangs.