• Brain Storming : Knowledge, Vocabulary
    Common Core State 
    English Language 

    College and career readiness
    Anchor Standard for writing
    Text types and Purposes
    1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
    2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
    7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
    8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
    9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
    10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
    English Language Arts 
    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
    • Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.


    Standards for the 21st Century Learner
    American Association of School Libraries
    Inquire,think critically and gain knowledge
    1.1  Skills
    1.1.1   Follow an inquiry based process in seeking knowledge in 
    curricular subjects, and make the real world connection for 
    using this process in own life.
    1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new