Research Paper Assignment English 9

English 9
Mrs. Moxham/Mrs. Iannucci
Research Paper
Topic – Choose one of the authors from the attached list. When you have selected your topic,
please sign the list. Once you have selected a topic, you may not change without permission.
All topics must be selected by Wednesday, November 25th, No changes will be permitted
past Monday, November 30th .
This is an author study. This means you must discuss:
The author early life and education.
What are the personal experiences or social issues that inspire the author to write?
Major titles the author has written.
Who is the author’s target audience?
What influence has this author had on other authors?
Awards and recognitions the author has won throughout his/her career.
Length – 3-4 typed pages. Your paper must be submitted through A hard
copy must also be handed in in class on the due date. In addition to your 3-4 full pages of text,
you must also have a Title page and a Works Cited page.
1. You must complete a works cited page. The following resources may be utilized for research:
pre-determined databases, scholarly articles and books.
You may use a resource such as to help format your Works Cited list.
2. You must utilize parenthetical citations. We will be reviewing the format in class. Papers
must include one internal citation per source for a minimum of three.
3. You may only use databases and scholarly articles found in the Hauppauge LMC online
archive. You may not use Wikipedia or Google to find resources.
Required format Papers must be written in MLA format. We will review this format in class
and a guide is available on the school website on the Library Media Center page.
Be sure to closely follow all due dates. They will be announced in class, written on the board and
listed on my webpage. Check for updates. The research paper will count as one test grade toward
your second quarter average.
All papers must be submitted to by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 21. A
hard copy must also be submitted in class, this same day. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Author List
Judy Blume – Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret
Beverly Cleary – Ramona the Great, Beezus and Ramona, Fifteen
H. A. Rey – Curious George series
Maurice Sendak – Where the Wild Things Are, Little Bear
Eric Carle – Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear/, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Richard Scarry – Bust Town series
Stan and Jan Berenstain – Berenstain Bears series
Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) – Cat in the Hat
Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd – Goodnight Moon
Sandra Boynton – Hippos Go Berserk
Anne Frank – Diary of a Young Girl
CS Lewis – Chronicles of Narnia
E.B. White – Charlotte’s Web
R.L. Stine – Goosebumps series
Cressida Cowell – How To Train Your Dragon
Madelein L’Engle – A Wrinkle in Time
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter series
Ronald Dahl – James and the Giant Peach
Rudyard Kipling – Just So Stories
Beatrix Potter – Peter Cottontail
Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
L. Frank Baum – The Wizard of Oz
A.A. Milne – Winnie the Pooh series
Louisa May Alcott – Little Women