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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Research and Synthesis

Grade: 7th Grade
Standard:

7.22.B

Description:

apply steps for obtaining and evaluating information from a wide variety of sources and create a written plan after preliminary research in reference works and additional text searches.

Standard:

7.23.A

Description:

follow the research plan to gather information from a range of relevant print and electronic sources using advanced search strategies;

Standard:

7.23.B

Description:

categorize information thematically in order to see the larger constructs inherent in the information;

Standard:

7.23.C

Description:

record bibliographic information (e.g., author, title, page number) for all notes and sources according to a standard format; and

Standard:

7.23.D

Description:

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

Standard:

7.24.A

Description:

narrow or broaden the major research question, if necessary, based on further research and investigation; and

Standard:

7.24.B

Description:

utilize elements that demonstrate the reliability and validity of sources used (e.g., publication date, coverage, language, point of view) and explain why one source is more useful than another.

Standard:

7.25.A

Description:

draws conclusions and summarizes or paraphrases the findings in a systematic way;

Standard:

7.25.B

Description:

marshals evidence to explain the topic and gives relevant reasons for conclusions;

Standard:

7.25.C

Description:

presents the findings in a consistent format; and

Standard:

7.25.D

Description:

follows accepted formats for integrating quotations and citations into the written text to maintain a flow of ideas.

7th Grade Writing - Research and Synthesis Lesson
 
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