H. Research-Related Writing And Speaking
Students will work, write, and speak effectively in connection with research in all content areas. Research involves generating ideas and posing questions. It includes gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing data from a variety of sources (e.g., print, nonprint, and electronic texts, examination of artifacts, interviews with people). Researching and reporting use a variety of informational and technological resources to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
Students will work, write, and speak effectively when doing research in all content areas. Students will be able to:
Elementary Grades Pre-K-2
- Develop a search strategy which uses appropriate and available resources.
- Formulate questions to ask when gathering information.
- Record and share information gathered.
Elementary Grades 3-4
- Ask and seek answers to questions.
- Use print and non-print resources (e.g., encyclopedias, dictionaries, people, indexes) to gather information on research topics.
- Present information obtained from research in a way that combines various forms of information (e.g., maps, charts, photos).
- Distinguish between facts encountered in documents, narratives, and other sources and the generalizations or interpretations a person draws concerning those facts.
- Demonstrate initial understanding of how to cite sources.
Middle Grades 5-8
- Collect and synthesize data for research topics from interviews and field work, using notetaking and other appropriate strategies.
- Separate information collected for research topics into major components based on relevant criteria.
- Create bibliographies.
- Use available catalogs to locate materials for research reports.
- Use indexes to periodical literature to locate information for research.
- Use magazines, newspapers, dictionaries, journals, and other print sources to gather information for research topics.
- Use search engines and other Internet resources to collect information for research topics.
- Make limited but effective use of primary sources when researching topics.
- Explain the importance of primary sources in evaluating the validity and reliability of collected information.
- Demonstrate initial understanding of proper attribution (e.g., footnotes).
- Develop an appropriate strategy for finding information on a particular topic.
- Use referencing while doing research.
- Record significant information from events attended and interviews conducted.
- Identify and use library information services.
- Use government publications, in-depth field studies, and almanacs for research.
- Use CD-ROM, microfiche, and similar resource media for research.
- Identify and use a variety of news sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, broadcast and recorded media, artifacts), informants, and other likely sources for research purposes.
- Use search engines and other Internet resources to do research.
- Make extensive use of primary sources when researching a topic and carefully evaluate the motives and perspectives of the authors.
- Analyze the validity and weigh the reliability of primary information sources and make appropriate use of such information for research purposes.
- Evaluate information for accuracy, currency, and possible bias.
- Report orally, using a variety of technological resources to present the results of a research project.
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