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6th Grade Reading PBA 1

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Legends and Strange Phenomena  



AssignmentAs part of Unit 1, Making Connections through Research: Connecting Research to the 21st Century, you will use credible sources and research a legend or strange phenomenon in order to develop an informational essay.


Before you begin to develop your essay, think about:

Which of the legends or strange phenomenon interests me most? Why?

How do I effectively research information related to the legend or strange phenomenon I selected?

Where can I find the most credible and reliable sources to conduct my research?

What are the most credible and reliable sources to conduct my research?




Amelia Earhart What really happened to Amelia Earhart? 
Bermuda Triangle Why have planes and boats disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle? 
Bigfoot (Sasquatch) Does the Bigfoot monster really exist? 
Crop Circles How are crop circles made, and who makes them? 
Yeti (The Abominable Snowman) Does the Yeti monster really exist? 



Database Link



Article Links


Amelia Earhart


Bermuda Triangle



Bigfoot (Sasquatch)


Crop Circles

Yeti (The Abominable Snowman)

Optional text - In Search of the Yeti

Nat Geo

How Stuff Works

Discovery Channel




Is it a good website?

Site: ________________________________

Title: ________________________________


Circle: USE IT! or LOSE IT!


Site is an official source

Author is an expert in the field

Site contains recently written or revised information

Lengthy amount and extensive information is provided.

Author uses many and all reliable resources.

Author’s purpose is to inform


Are there at least 4 out of 6 of the criteria for a credible source?




Created by Mrs. Venker, LMS Golden Ring Middle School.  This has been revised from her original page


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