Hello Everyone! It’s me, a 4th grader at DuJardin Elementary School. A lot of people in school already know me, ‘cause I like to make a lot of friends across grades! But let's get right to what I want to say. Late October, in the week of 10/24/19, my teacher (Mrs. McGrane) introduced something she likes featured in non-fiction writing. It’s called a bibliography (biblio-graphy: “Biblio” means “book” an “graph” means “to write” it is most commonly used as a suffix, AKA “graphy”) !
You basically state the sources that helped you put valid and interesting information into your essay. Just saying, you always have to state your sources while writing. Otherwise, it’s basically stealing from the person that discovered that very thing! It’s claiming that you did something that someone else did. Long story short, It’s illegal.
This is the link to the website my class used to create our bibliographies. We entered the source information and then the website did some formatting for the bibliography. https://www.citefast.com/?s=APA#_Webpage
In case you’re curious, here is my bibliography:
(As you can probably tell after reading my bibliography, my essay was about Archimedes.)
If you’re in any grade lower than fourth, you can look forward to informational writing later on! If you don’t think bibliographies are cool, then well… Or if you don’t like informational writing… O-or maybe you d-don’t even like w-writing… Then, I can’t really tell you what to look forward to in Fourth Grade. You’ll figure it out yourself. :)
Oh and if you’re not a student, I bet you wish you had learned this as a fourth grader. Think about how much easier writing formal papers would have been as you got older!
Well, this is the end of my entry, I hope you are excited for bibliographies, and if not… But anyway, please enjoy all the other blog entries, there are a lot of good things going on at DuJardin School.