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Step 4 Be A Reporter (The 5 W’s And An H


. So.Background Imagine you are working on a poetry report for Language Arts. Here are some tips on how to do this. You have found some great web sites with definitions. examples and pictures. and you won’t remember all of it when you get back to class to work on it. you need to pull out just the facts. The web pages are very long.

)  Referencing is a very important part of a search. .  Not all information on a web page is helpful.Objective By the end of this lesson you will know that: The ‘Be A Reporter’ strategy can help in writing notes and recording findings from a web site. some of it can be ignored (omitted.

. you need to be alert. and ask good questions.Lesson Being a reporter or detective is a tough job. By asking good questions and reading you will be able to find out A LOT of good information.

Who What When Where Why How The 5 W’s and the H Reporters use the 5 W’s and the H. all the time to ask questions. . These 6 questions are THE most helpful ones to ask yourself when reading.

How this works is when you find a good web site. you are pushing yourself to find meaning in the reading and pull out the important information. . then be sure to make the time to answer them.Take the time to ask questions. you need to find the answers to the 5 W’s and an H as you read. By doing this.

While you are looking at the web site. ask yourself the question: WHO Who worked on the web site (authors)? Who is the author talking about or to (if any)? Who is the web site built for? Who … Write your answers down. these will become your notes. .

WHAT What question was the author answering? What is the the main idea for the web site (title)? What new things did you learn? What … Your answers. are the notes that will help you remember what is important. .

as they are the most important pieces of information.WHEN When was the web page published (updated)? When is the important event happening? When … Your notes will be a study guide. .

WHERE Where is the main character or writer from? Where is the action taking place? Where are the headings and titles? Where … .

so write down ONLY what is important (the answers to the questions. Your notes will follow you when you go back to the classroom.) .WHY Why did you select this web site? Why is the important event happening Why….

but not least ask questions which contain: HOW How did it happen? How did they do that? How did the story end? How … .And last.

. Do you have all the important points written down? If not.Were you a good reporter. go back and get the answers. did you get answers to all of your questions? Find out by looking at your notes and see if they make sense.

we can pull the important facts from a web site. • Be sure to reference the web site you were looking at for answers.Let’s Review • By asking questions like a reporter. • The 5 W’s and an H are helpful starting points for your questions. . • Your answers become the review (study) notes of the web site. Go complete Activity Sheet 4. Remember the more you practice the faster and easier this process will become.

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