W.7: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Anchor StandardCCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
11th-12th GradesW.11-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
9th-10th GradesW.9-10.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
8th GradeW.8.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
7th GradeW.7.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
6th GradeW.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
5th GradeW.5.7 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
4th GradeW.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
3rd GradeW.3.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
2nd GradeW.2.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
1st GradeW.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
KindergartenW.K.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
Anchor NotesTo build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. They learn to appreciate that a key purpose of writing is to communicate clearly to an external, sometimes unfamiliar audience, and they begin to adapt the form and content of their writing to accomplish a particular task and purpose. They develop the capacity to build knowledge on a subject through research projects and to respond analytically to literary and informational sources. To meet these goals, students must devote significant time and effort to writing, producing numerous pieces over short and extended time frames throughout the year.

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