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Published on December 29, 2007

Author: Christo

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How can a place become a good friend? An Autobiography of a Place :  How can a place become a good friend? An Autobiography of a Place by Mr. Reilly and Mrs. Keeler Teacher and Teacher-Librarian . When I opened my mail box today, I was delighted to find a letter from an old friend, named Rochester New York. We’ve been friends for a long time but I wanted to know more about him. :  When I opened my mail box today, I was delighted to find a letter from an old friend, named Rochester New York. We’ve been friends for a long time but I wanted to know more about him. In his letter he wrote: :  In his letter he wrote: Dear Friend, “I am writing to you about my life.I haven’t talked to you in awhile. I am sending my autobiography so you can know me better. I am enclosing a good picture of me on my birthday. I hope we can be best friends! Your pal, Rochester The Life of Rochester New York:  The Life of Rochester New York My name is Rochester. I am a city. I was born in 1811. This is a good picture of me on a sunny day. I live on the continent of North America, in the northeastern part of the country, the United States.:  I live on the continent of North America, in the northeastern part of the country, the United States. I am in the western section of the state of New York in the county of Monroe. :  I am in the western section of the state of New York in the county of Monroe. It’s easy for me to get a drink because I have Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes, at the top of me and the Genesee River flows right through my middle. :  It’s easy for me to get a drink because I have Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes, at the top of me and the Genesee River flows right through my middle. I’m about 185 years old. Before I was a village and then a town, and a city, the Seneca Indians lived where I am. They were part of the Iroquois nation and were called “Keepers of the Western Nation.”:  I’m about 185 years old. Before I was a village and then a town, and a city, the Seneca Indians lived where I am. They were part of the Iroquois nation and were called “Keepers of the Western Nation.” I got my name from Nathaniel Rochester who started flour mills here. That’s how I became known as the “Flour City.” There are no flour mills any more, so now I’m the “Flower City.”:  I got my name from Nathaniel Rochester who started flour mills here. That’s how I became known as the “Flour City.” There are no flour mills any more, so now I’m the “Flower City.” I wouldn’t be as big as I am, though without the Erie Canal. Before it was built, my sisters Buffalo, Syracuse, and I were just little towns. But all the trade on the canal turned into what they called “boom towns” because we grew so fast. :  I wouldn’t be as big as I am, though without the Erie Canal. Before it was built, my sisters Buffalo, Syracuse, and I were just little towns. But all the trade on the canal turned into what they called “boom towns” because we grew so fast. I am covered with ice and snow in the winter.:  I am covered with ice and snow in the winter. The people who make my rules are a mayor and a city council. A group of people called a School Board run my schools and of course we have policemen and firemen to keep me safe. :  The people who make my rules are a mayor and a city council. A group of people called a School Board run my schools and of course we have policemen and firemen to keep me safe. I have built many products over the years, but right now the big ones are cameras and film, copiers, eyeglasses, and auto parts. I am also a good area to grow corn, wheat and apples. :  I have built many products over the years, but right now the big ones are cameras and film, copiers, eyeglasses, and auto parts. I am also a good area to grow corn, wheat and apples. Thomas A. Edison and George Eastman (L) with one of the earliest moving picture cameras. You must come and visit my Lilac Festival. Thousands of people come each year from all over the world to see my spring clothes. :  You must come and visit my Lilac Festival. Thousands of people come each year from all over the world to see my spring clothes. I hope you will come and visit me someday. I have grown and have many children. They all live near me. :  I hope you will come and visit me someday. I have grown and have many children. They all live near me. Now it is your turn. Send your autobiography. My friend, Mexico says Hola!:  Now it is your turn. Send your autobiography. My friend, Mexico says Hola! What place should you choose? Look at a map and choose one ::  What place should you choose? Look at a map and choose one : Country or State or Province or City http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/ What is the skeleton outline for your place’s autobiography?:  What is the skeleton outline for your place’s autobiography? Location History Climate and Weather Government Products (farm and factory Tourist Attractions What is the rubric?:  What is the rubric? To achieve a score of 4: :  To achieve a score of 4: You must cover all 6 areas: location, history, climate, government, products, tourist attractions Each area must have its own paragraph You must fully cover each area with 5-7 (or more) well-written sentences You must use descriptive language(adjectives, similes) Examples: towering mountains, delicious apples, cold as a witches’ heart Your grammar (punctuation, capitalization, word usage, spelling and etc.) must have only 3-4 mistakes. To achieve a Score of 3::  To achieve a Score of 3: Cover all 6 areas Each area must have its own paragraph Each area must have 4-5 sentences Needs medium amount of descriptive language with only 2 phrases Grammar and spelling must have a few or 5-6 mistakes To achieve a Score of 2::  To achieve a Score of 2: I write about 6 areas. I do use 4-6 paragraphs. I use 2-3 sentences or less on each area. I 1 descriptive language descriptive language phrase. I make many 7-8 errors in spelling and grammar. To achieve a Score of 1::  To achieve a Score of 1: I do NOT hand in a paper at all My paper is NOT readable or understandable. What Internet resource can I use for research? :  What Internet resource can I use for research? NOVEL or New York Online Virtual Electronic Library Statewide virtual library Provided free to the public in New York State Need a computer with Internet access Work from school or home Requires a Log-In ID and Password which is provided by your librarian What does it include?:  What does it include? Magazines, Newspapers and Journals General and Animal Encyclopedias Funk & Wagnall’s Dictionary Images, photos, maps and flags Primary Source materials Spanish text articles What NOVEL collections will we use?:  What NOVEL collections will we use? InfoTrac Junior – 300 maps, news, magazines Primary Search via Searchasaurus contains 60 elementary magazines,30 full text reference books, Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, American Heritage Dictionary MasterFILE contains: 775 periodicals, 1200 pamphlets, 40 reference books What collection is in Spanish?:  What collection is in Spanish? Informé Revistas en Español 40 full text Spanish-language and bilingual magazine journals, reports and maps, a total of over 75,000 articles updated daily. How do I begin?:  How do I begin? Choose your place Fill out graphic organizer with the 6 areas to research Write down keywords Use keywords to search NOVEL for maps, pictures and information How do I use NOVEL?:  How do I use NOVEL? In your browser, type: http://rochestersls.rcsdk12.org Click on “Online Resources”:  Click on “Online Resources” Click on: Ebsco Reference Tools:  Click on: Ebsco Reference Tools Type in: ID and Password:  Type in: ID and Password Click on the dinosaur!:  Click on the dinosaur! Where does Searchasaurus live?:  Where does Searchasaurus live? He lives on some islands in the Sea of Research. Primary Search General Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Animals Photos Dictionary What is an encyclopedia?:  What is an encyclopedia? Facts about people, places and things. Click on this island Put in search terms about your place and press Enter. Where can I get pictures?:  Where can I get pictures? What are the terms of use for images and information?:  What are the terms of use for images and information? “Users may download or print limited copies of citations, abstracts, full text or portions thereof provided the information is used solely for personal, non-commercial use. How do I copy pictures?:  How do I copy pictures? Click on thumbnail to enlarge. Right click on it then copy and paste into Word document or Powerpoint How do I use Gale Reference tools? Click on it.:  How do I use Gale Reference tools? Click on it. Info Trac doorway:  Info Trac doorway Type in Password: Click on Proceed Choose Junior Editon Type in search terms and choose media: encyclopedias, maps, magazines, newspapers, reference:  Type in search terms and choose media: encyclopedias, maps, magazines, newspapers, reference I need a picture of the canal. :  I need a picture of the canal. Use search term canal Choose magazines as media Found information and photo about Rochester in one article.:  Found information and photo about Rochester in one article. THANKS TO THE ERIE CANAL, Rochester--now New York's third largest city--became America's first "boom town." Before the canal, the town's main industry was flour, made from wheat ground by waterwheels powered by the Genesee River. With the advent of the canal in 1825, however, Rochester's flour could be easily shipped to reach a far greater market, and business boomed. Info Trac gave me Rochester’s birthdate.:  Info Trac gave me Rochester’s birthdate. Rochester, Nathaniel. Roch*es*ter Pronunciation: `räch-&-st&r, -,es-ter, Nathaniel. 1752–1831. American pioneer, b. Westmoreland Co., Va. Purchased land (1800) in Genesee region of upper New York state and founded the city of Rochester (1811). How do you put it all together?:  How do you put it all together? Graphic organizer List of keywords Outline First draft>Revise>Read aloud>Revise Final Copy Print out pictures to match text Remember to be the Place and tell your story. Can’t wait to meet you! :  Remember to be the Place and tell your story. Can’t wait to meet you!

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