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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Research & Synthesis

Grade: 8th Grade
Standard:

8.22.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:

8.23.A

Description:

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

Standard:

8.23.B

Description:

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

Standard:

8.23.C

Description:

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

Standard:

8.23.D

Description:

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

Standard:

8.24

Description:

Students clarify research questions and evaluate and synthesize collected information.

Standard:

8.24.A

Description:

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

Standard:

8.24.B

Description:

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

Standard:

8.25

Description:

Students organize and present their ideas and information according to the purpose of the research and their audience.

Standard:

8.25.A

Description:

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

Standard:

8.25.B

Description:

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

Standard:

8.25.D

Description:

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

8th Grade Writing - Research & Synthesis Lesson
 
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