7th Grade English Language Arts - Research Standards
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0701.4.1 Narrow a Topic - Narrow a topic so that the research process is manageable and the controlling idea is focused. 0701.4.2 Take Notes - Take and organize notes on what is known and what needs to be researched about the topic. 0701.4.3 Relevance - Focus on information and/or relevant theories. 0701.4.4 Primary and Secondary - Distinguish between primary and secondary sources, defining the characteristics of each and evaluating each for their benefits and limitations. 0701.4.5 Reliability of Sources - Choose among sources provided and those found independently based on the usefulness, credibility, and reliability of the sources. 0701.4.6 Reasons for Selecting - Identify reasons for choosing one source over another, including those found on Web sites. 0701.4.7 Source Material - Identify the characteristics and limitations of source material. 0701.4.8 Develop and Support - Provide relevant research information to develop and support a complicated topic. 0701.4.9 Analyze and Interpret - Analyze and interpret data in multiple forms (e.g., a bar or circle graph) on a familiar topic. 0701.4.10 Collect Evidence - Collect evidence in various ways (e.g., gathering relevant reasons, examples, and facts; defining key terms and ideas; identifying relationships such as
0701.4.11 Thesis Statement - Craft an introductory paragraph in which a thesis statement(s) clearly presents the topic of the documented essay. 0701.4.12 Support the Topic - 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. 0701.4.13 Transition Strategies - Connect ideas using a variety of transition strategies. 0701.4.14 Organizing Structure - Create an effective organizing structure based on research information (e.g., description, problem-solution, question-answer, comparison-contrast, cause-effect). 0701.4.15 Conclusion - Craft a conclusion in which closure is provided, such as by restating the topic and summarizing findings. 0701.4.16 Use Standard Format - Acknowledge source material using a predetermined standard format (e.g., APA, MLA). 0701.4.17 Understand the Difference - Understand the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. 0701.4.18 Quote, Paraphrase, or Summarize - Quote, paraphrase, or summarize text, ideas, or other information taken from print or electronic sources. 0701.4.19 Standard Format - Following a standard format and appropriate technology, embed text graphics, including a title, a contents page, numbered pages, and a bibliography. 0701.4.20 Graphics - Include graphics and illustrative material effectively to support research ideas in the text. SPI 0701.4.1 Focused Topic - Select the most focused research topic. SPI 0701.4.2 Reliability - Identify levels of reliability among resources (e.g., eyewitness account, newspaper account, supermarket tabloid account, Internet source). SPI 0701.4.3 Most Appropriate - Determine the most appropriate research source for a given research topic. SPI 0701.4.4 Primary or Secondary - Distinguish between primary (i.e., interviews, letters, diaries, newspapers, personal narratives) and secondary (i.e., reference books, periodicals, Internet, biographies) sources. SPI 0701.4.5 Irrelevant Material - Discern irrelevant research material from written text. Review Help Resources to help review Seventh Grade English Language Arts standards