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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Research and Synthesis

Grade: 8th Grade
Standard:

8.5.H*

Description:

synthesize information to create new understanding;

Standard:

8.6.E

Description:

interact with sources in meaningful ways such as notetaking, annotating, freewriting, or illustrating;

Standard:

8.8.D*

Description:

analyze characteristics and structural elements of informational text, including:
  1. the controlling idea or thesis with supporting evidence;
  2. features such as footnotes, endnotes, and citations; and
  3. multiple organizational patterns within a text to develop the thesis;

Standard:

8.12.D

Description:

identify and gather relevant information from a variety of sources;

Standard:

8.12.E

Description:

differentiate between primary and secondary sources;

Standard:

8.12.F

Description:

synthesize information from a variety of sources;

Standard:

8.12.G

Description:

differentiate between paraphrasing and plagiarism when using source materials;

Standard:

8.12.H

Description:

examine sources for:
  1. reliability, credibility, and bias, including omission; and
  2. faulty reasoning such as bandwagon appeals, repetition, and loaded language;

Standard:

8.12.I

Description:

display academic citations and use source materials ethically;

8th Grade Writing - Research and Synthesis Lesson
 
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