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    Common Core State 
    English Language 

    College and career readiness
    Anchor Standard for writing
    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.
    With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
     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. 
    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.
    1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for 
    new understanding
    1.2  Dispositions  in Action
    1.2.1 Display initiative and engagement by posing questions 
    and investigating the answers beyond the collection of 
    superficial facts.