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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Research and Synthesis

Grade: 6th Grade
Standard:

6.23

Description:

Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather.

Standard:

6.23.A

Description:

follow the research plan to collect data from a range of print and electronic resources (e.g., reference texts, periodicals, web pages, online sources) and data from experts;

Standard:

6.23.B

Description:

differentiate between primary and secondary sources;

Standard:

6.23.C

Description:

record data, utilizing available technology (e.g., word processors) in order to see the relationships between ideas, and convert graphic/visual data (e.g., charts, diagrams, timelines) into written notes;

Standard:

6.23.D

Description:

identify the source of notes (e.g., author, title, page number) and record bibliographic information concerning those sources according to a standard format; and

Standard:

6.23.E

Description:

differentiate between paraphrasing and plagiarism and identify the importance of citing valid and reliable sources.

Standard:

6.24

Description:

Students clarify research questions and evaluate and synthesize collected information.

Standard:

6.24.B

Description:

evaluate the relevance and reliability of sources for the research.

Standard:

6.25.A

Description:

compiles important information from multiple sources;

Standard:

6.25.B

Description:

develops a topic sentence, summarizes findings, and uses evidence to support conclusions;

Standard:

6.25.D

Description:

uses quotations to support ideas and an appropriate form of documentation to acknowledge sources (e.g., bibliography, works cited).

6th Grade Writing - Research and Synthesis Lesson
 
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