8th Grade English Language Arts - Research Standards
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0801.4.1 Narrow a Topic - Narrow a topic so that the research process is manageable and the controlling idea is focused. 0801.4.2 Take Notes - Take and organize notes on what is known and what needs to be researched about the topic. 0801.4.3 Relevance - Focus on information and/or relevant theories. 0801.4.4 Primary and Secondary - Distinguish between primary and secondary sources, defining the characteristics of each and evaluating each for their benefits and limitations. 0801.4.5 Reliability of Source - Choose among sources provided and those found independently based on the usefulness, credibility, and reliability of the sources. 0801.4.6 Selecting Sources - Identify reasons for choosing one source over another, including those found on Web sites. 0801.4.7 Source Limitations - Identify the characteristics and limitations of source material. 0801.4.8 Develop Topic - Provide relevant research information to develop and support a complicated topic. 0801.4.9 Interpret Data - Analyze and interpret data in multiple forms (e.g., a bar or circle graph) on a familiar topic. 0801.4.10 Collect Evidence - Collect evidence in various ways (e.g., gathering relevant reasons, examples, and facts; defining key terms and ideas; identifying relationships such as cause-effect). 0801.4.11 Introduction - Craft an introductory paragraph in which a thesis statement(s) clearly presents the topic of the documented essay. 0801.4.12 Pertinent Facts - Present a body of well-developed and specific facts and information pertinent to the topic, developed as a series of paragraphs which support the topic. 0801.4.13 Transition - Connect more complicated ideas using a variety of transition strategies. 0801.4.14 Organizing Structure - Create an effective organizing structure based on more complicated research information (e.g., description, problem-solution, question-answer, compare-contrast, cause-effect). 0801.4.15 Conclusion - Craft a conclusion in which closure is provided, such as by restating the topic and summarizing findings. 0801.4.16 Source - Acknowledge source material using a predetermined standard format (e.g., APA, MLA). 0801.4.17 Paraphrasing or Summarizing - Understand the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. 0801.4.18 Paraphrase - Quote, paraphrase, or summarize text, ideas, or other information taken from print or electronic sources. 0801.4.19 Graphics - Embed graphics with good accuracy and some skill, when appropriate. 0801.4.20 Format - Following a standard format and appropriate technology, embed text graphics, including a title, a contents page, numbered pages, and a bibliography. 0801.4.21 Include Graphics - Include graphics and illustrative material effectively to support research ideas in the text. SPI 0801.4.1 Topic - Select the most focused research topic. SPI 0801.4.2 Reliability - Identify levels of reliability among resources (e.g., eyewitness account, newspaper account, supermarket tabloid account, Internet source). SPI 0801.4.3 Appropriate Source - Determine the most appropriate research source for a given research topic. SPI 0801.4.4 Primary or Secondary - Distinguish between primary (i.e., interviews, letters, diaries, newspapers, autobiographies, personal narratives) and secondary (i.e., reference books, periodicals, Internet, biographies, informational texts). SPI 0801.4.5 Relevancy - Discern irrelevant research material from written text. Review Help Resources to help review Eighth Grade English Language Arts standards