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Dystopian Lit Circle Book Exploration - ELA9: Research

Assignment Guidelines

You will write a 4 paragraph paper connecting your novel to a real world event. You will conduct research to find sources that support the connection you've made.

  • Your first body paragraph will connect your book to the real world event you choose.
  • Your second body paragraph will connect one of your classroom resources to the real world event you choose.

Library Schedule:

  • Day 1, 4/15 & 4/16: Introduce project; create NoodleTools project and share with teacher; enter book into NT; begin looking at database sources
  • Day 2, 4/17 & 4/18: Continue looking at database sources / enter source into NoodleTools; introduce notecards
  • Day 3, 4/22 & 4/23: Begin looking at classroom resources; continue working on notecards
  • Day 4, 4/24 & 4/25: Decide which book quotes support real world connection; finish notecards
  • Day 5, 4/26: Finish notecards (research should be DONE!)

For all classes: Notecards should be done by end of day on Friday, 4/26.

  • 4 notecards total:
    • 1 for database source
    • 1 for class resource
    • 2 for book
      • You will find quotes from your book that support the connection you've made to the real world.
      • Find two quotes from your book: one quote per notecard.

Notecard Instructions


  • You must use NoodleTools to compile your ALL of your sources and ultimately create your Works Cited.
  • The project must also be shared with the librarians and your teacher. (Don't worry - we will go through all of this in class!)
  • Have questions? Click on the "NoodleTools" page at the top of this libguide OR ask a librarian!


You must use a minimum of 3 sources for your research/paper:

  • Your book
  • 1 database article
  • 1 source from class


  • A database article comes from one of the databases listed below
  • Remember to get your source citation into NoodleTools for every source of info you use!
  • Have questions? Ask a librarian!

Classroom Resources Citations

Blue Valley Library Media | Blue Valley School District #229 | Overland Park, KS 66223