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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8 Gather Relevant...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8 - Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

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

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8 Gather Relevant Information From Multiple Print... Writing - 6th 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. Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation - As students give the class presentations, have other students use the Oral Presentation Peer Feedback Form to write their feedback.
  2. Book Reviews, Annotation, and Web Technology - Students work in groups to read and discuss a book, keeping track of their feelings and opinions about the book, as well as facts and quotations, as they read. After reading, each group goes through their notes on the book, marking items they want to include in a book review. They look at sample book reviews and discuss the common elements of book reviews. Next, each group works together to write a review of their book and use Web-authoring tools to publish the review onto a Web page. Students then decide which parts of their review they wish to annotate, with each student in the group responsible for one topic. Students research their topics, taking notes. Each student writes about his or her topic, including bibliographic information. The writings are then peer-reviewed by the group, published to the Web, and hyperlinked back to the group's book review.
  3. 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?
  4. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - The emphasis here is on print sources
  5. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - Items to Consider
  6. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - A thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
  7. Evaluating Information Found on the World Wide Web - Explanation and activities
  8. Evaluating Internet Research Sources - Scroll near the bottom of the page to find a Checklist for Research Source Evaluation
  9. Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
  10. Evaluation of Information Sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  11. Evaluation of Information Sources from the Web - Critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability
  12. Finding Figurative Language in The Phantom Tollbooth - This lesson provides hands-on differentiated instruction by guiding students to search for the literal definitions of figurative language using the Internet. It also guides students in understanding figurative meanings through the use of context clues and making inferences.
  13. Found Poems/Parallel Poems - In this lesson, students compose found and parallel poems based on descriptive literary passages they have read.
  14. Internalization of Vocabulary Through the Use of a Word Map - In this lesson, students will use this helpful handout to create their own word map for a preselected vocabulary word.
  15. Let It Grow: An Inquiry-Based Organic Gardening Research Project - This project motivates students to learn about organic gardening by developing their own research questions, conducting research, and gardening at their school. They then create signs about their plants and present their research to the class so that other students can learn about each plant.
  16. Making Personal and Cultural Connections Using A Girl Named Disaster - This lesson is intended to help students experience both efferent (reading for information) and aesthetic (reading as a personal, emotional experience) responses to the story A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer.
  17. Myth and Truth: The "First Thanksgiving" - By exploring myths surrounding the Wampanoag, the pilgrims, and the "first Thanksgiving," this lesson asks students to think critically about commonly believed myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in colonial America.
  18. 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.
  19. Paraphrase: Write it in your Own Words - Suggestions including making a distinction between paraphrasing and plagiarizing
  20. Paraphrasing - After choosing the best paraphrase, click on the button to check your answer
  21. Paraphrasing - Instructions on how to paraphrase; good beginning lesson
  22. Paraphrasing & Summarizing Exercise - Compare correct and incorrect ways
  23. Paraphrasing Activity - Read a passage, read two paraphrases of the passage, and then answer questions
  24. Paraphrasing Exercise - Five paragraphs to read and paraphrase on your own paper
  25. Paraphrasing Practice - Suggestions on how to paraphrase followed by a paragraph to read and paraphrase on paper
  26. 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.
  27. Paraphrasing Topic Sentences - Read a passage and then decide which statement best paraphrases the topic sentence
  28. Practical Steps in Evaluating Internet Resources - This document will give you a variety of ways to look for each kind of information.
  29. Proverbs: An Introduction - In this lesson, students learn about proverbs: how they work, how they differ from clich? how to interpret them, and how they can be culturally and personally significant.
  30. Proverbs: Contemporary Proverbs - This lesson challenges students to craft more apparent meanings for traditional maxims. They first search for proverbs from around the world and select several they like. They then update the proverbs to be more contemporary. Finally, they write new proverbs of their own.
  31. Quality Information Check List - A resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
  32. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - Defines each and then tells why and how to use each
  33. 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
  34. Summarizing - In this lesson you will: review the basics of summarizing, identify main idea statements and detail statements, and use categories to summarize lists
  35. Teaching Zack to Think - It is essential that students learn how to validate information. (from Alan November)
  36. 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)
  37. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
  38. The History Behind Song Lyrics - In this lesson, students research and categorize items from the song as well as illustrate their historical relevance. Students use an online chart to display their research.
  39. The Reading Performance: Understanding Fluency Through Oral Interpretation - This lesson examines how oral reading of poetry may be useful in supporting fluency for sixth- through eighth-grade students. Central to this lesson is the idea that students require practice and repetition to master decoding skills for fluency and comprehension in oral reading.
  40. Using Paraphrases - "A paraphrase is an indirect quotation" from Literacy Education Online (LEO)
  41. Using the Four-Square Strategy to Define and Identify Poetic Terms - In this lesson, students will learn the definitions of alliteration, assonance, simile, and rhyme. Using these definitions and a graphic organizer, they will search through a variety of poems for examples of each poetic element.

 

 

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