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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.8 Gather Relevant...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.8 - Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.8 Gather Relevant Information From Multiple Print... Writing in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects - 6th-8th Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

  1. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  2. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - The emphasis here is on print sources
  3. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - Items to Consider
  4. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - A thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
  5. Evaluating Information Found on the World Wide Web - Explanation and activities
  6. Evaluating Internet Research Sources - Scroll near the bottom of the page to find a Checklist for Research Source Evaluation
  7. Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
  8. Evaluation of Information Sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  9. Evaluation of Information Sources from the Web - Critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability
  10. Paraphrase Craze - Well thought out lesson with lots of chances to practice. If you want to get rid of the horrible background in IE go to Tools, Internet Options, click on Accessibility at the bottom of the General tab and click Ingore Colors. Ahhh, much better.
  11. Paraphrase: Write it in your Own Words - Suggestions including making a distinction between paraphrasing and plagiarizing
  12. Paraphrasing - After choosing the best paraphrase, click on the button to check your answer
  13. Paraphrasing - Instructions on how to paraphrase; good beginning lesson
  14. Paraphrasing & Summarizing Exercise - Compare correct and incorrect ways
  15. Paraphrasing Activity - Read a passage, read two paraphrases of the passage, and then answer questions
  16. Paraphrasing Exercise - Five paragraphs to read and paraphrase on your own paper
  17. Paraphrasing Practice - Suggestions on how to paraphrase followed by a paragraph to read and paraphrase on paper
  18. Paraphrasing Practice - One at a time show the slides and allow students time to paraphrase. Note to teacher: Allow students time to read the slide carefully and then press the B key to black out your screen. Press B one more time to get back to the show.
  19. Paraphrasing Topic Sentences - Read a passage and then decide which statement best paraphrases the topic sentence
  20. Practical Steps in Evaluating Internet Resources - This document will give you a variety of ways to look for each kind of information.
  21. Quality Information Check List - A resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
  22. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - Defines each and then tells why and how to use each
  23. Read to Learn, Then Write What You Learn - Learn More! - This document present three Common Core reading standards for nonfiction text that students would develop as they read to learn.
  24. Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping - Complete fishbone maps that highlight the main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text; lesson plan
  25. Summarizing - In this lesson you will: review the basics of summarizing, identify main idea statements and detail statements, and use categories to summarize lists
  26. Teaching Zack to Think - It is essential that students learn how to validate information. (from Alan November)
  27. The 1963 March On Washington - This lesson follows logically and sequentially from the lesson on Bayard Rustin, Why has Bayard Rustin, the main organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and an important leader in the civil rights movement, been hidden from American history?
  28. The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation - Evaluation of Web sites is an important skill to learn in this age of digital and information literacy. Students and teachers need practice in critically examining sites to determine authority, authenticity, and applicability to purpose. This site provides that practice. (presented by Kathy Schrock)
  29. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
  30. The Making of a Superhero - This lesson plan is intended for grades 6-8. Students will utilize the information they have learned about Greek and Roman gods and man-made heroes in order to view the artwork at the Smart Museum with a better appreciate of its origin and meaning.
  31. The Science of Baking - In this lesson, students engage in a cross-curricular unit of study using expert advice and the scientific method. Students work collaboratively to explore the function and chemical structure and reactions of leavening agents creating original recipes, hosting and producing their own cooking videos, and building concept maps and a pathfinder for communicating understanding of food science principles and practices.
  32. Using Paraphrases - "A paraphrase is an indirect quotation" from Literacy Education Online (LEO)
  33. What Makes a Location Unique? - Students will explore various visual images of Egypt and Nepal as they compare and contrast the two countries by using the five themes of geography
  34. WHST.6-8.8 Common Core Resources - A link for a collection of resources for teaching WHST.6-8.8



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