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Grades 6-8

Identify & Research a Topic

Concept/Skill

Lesson Title

Determine Purpose & Identify a Research Question Understand a Writing Prompt
Identify Audience & Medium
Identify a Topic
Generate a Research Question
Activate Prior Knowledge Activate, Organize, & Review Prior Knowledge
Identify Gaps in Knowledge
Find & Evaluate Sources Select a Search Engine
Perform Key Word Searches
Analyze Search Results
Select Sources: Evaluate Websites – How & Why
Evaluate Websites: Organization & Accessibility
Evaluate Websites: Authority and Purpose
Evaluate Websites: Accuracy and Currency
Determine Relevance of Source to Topic/Research
Generate & Evaluate Data Gather/Generate Data
Evaluate Relevance of & Analyze Data

Develop An Informed View

Concept/Skill

Lesson Title

Process, Sift & Sort Process, Sift & Sort
Analyze Info to Generate a Claim or Central Idea Develop a Claim
Develop a Central Idea
Synthesize & Organize to Draft a Product Text Structures
Draft Argument Body Paragraphs
Draft Informational Body Paragraphs

Create a Product to Inform an Audience

Concept/Skill

Lesson Title

Reflect & Revise Reflect & Revise
Publish & Self-Assess Finalize & Publish the Product
Reflect on the Process (Self-Assessment)

Grades 9-12

Identify & Research a Topic

Concept/Skill

Lesson Title

Determine Purpose & Identify a Research Question Understand a Writing Prompt
Identify & Understand Audience & Medium
Identify a Topic
Generate a Research Question
Activate Prior Knowledge Activate, Organize & Review Selected Relevant Prior Knowledge
Analyze & Respond to Gaps in Knowledge
Find & Evaluate Sources Select a Search Engine
Perform Key Word Searches
Analyze Search Results
Select Sources: Evaluate Websites – How & Why
Evaluate Websites: Organization & Accessibility
Evaluate Websites: Authority and Purpose
Evaluate Websites: Accuracy and Currency
Determine Relevance of Source to Topic/Research
Generate & Evaluate Data Gather/Generate Data
Evaluate Relevance of & Analyze Data

Develop An Informed View

Concept/Skill

Lesson Title

Process, Sift & Sort Process, Sift & Sort
Analyze Info to Generate a Claim or Central Idea Analyze Information to Generate a Claim or Central Idea
Synthesize & Organize to Draft a Product Text Structures
Draft Argument Body Paragraphs
Draft Informational Body Paragraphs

Create a Product to Inform an Audience

Concept/Skill

Lesson Title

Reflect & Revise Reflect & Revise
Publish & Self-Assess Finalize & Publish the Product
Reflect on the Process (Self-Assessment)