Research Sheet

Type of Source - Circle Primary or Secondary Check mark: Diary _ Newspaper Letter _ Photograph Other_
Date of Document:

Speaker: Who is writing, what do you know about the author?

Audience: Who is meant to read/see this document? Is this private or public? How does this change the meaning or tone of the document?

Occasion: What is the reason this primary source was created?

Purpose: Why is the author writing/ creating this document?

Subject: What does this document tell you?

Tone: What is the tone/ feel of the document? Serious, humorous, chatty, sarcastic, and why?

Questions: On the back of this sheet, answer in complete sentences.
1. List what information you learned from this primary source.

2. What questions do you have after reading this document?