Informational Text

*LA.6-.8.6.1.1 The student will explain how text features (e.g. charts, maps, diagrams, sub-heading, captions, illustrations, graphs) aid the reader's understanding.
*Tested on the FCAT

RESEARCH PROCESS

LA.6.6.2.1 The student will select a topic for inquiry, formulate a search plan, and apply evaluative criteria to select and use appropriate resources.

*LA.6.6.2.2 The student will collect, evaluate and summarize information using a variety of techniques from multiple sources that includes
paraphrasing to convey ideas and details from the source, main idea(s) and relevant details.
LA.6.6.2.3 The student will write an informational report that includes a focused topic, appropriate facts and relevant details, a logical
sequence, a concluding statement, and list of sources used;
LA.6.6.2.4 The student will explain and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethical research practices, including the
need to avoid plagiarism, and know the associated consequences.

LA.7.6.2.1 The student will select a topic, develop a prioritized search plan, and apply evaluative criteria (eg. relevance, objectivity, scope of content in print and online sources) to select appropriate resources for research.
*LA.7.6.2.2 The student will assess, organize and check the validity and reliability of information in text, using a variety of techniques by examining several sources of information, including both primary and secondary sources.
LA.7.6.2.3 The student will write an informational report that includes a focused topic, appropriate facts and relevant details, a logical sequence, a concluding statement, and a list of sources used.
LA.7.6.2.4 The student will understand the importance of legal and ethical practices, including laws regarding libel, slander, copyright, and plagiarism in the use of mass media and digital sources, know the associated consequences, and comply with the law.

LA.8.6.2.1 The student will select a topic and develop a search plan with multiple research strategies, and apply evaluative criteria (e.g. scope and depth of content, authority, reputation of author/publisher, objectivity, freedom from bias) to assess appropriateness of resources.
*LA.8.6.2.2 The student will assess, organize, synthesize, and evaluate the validity and reliability of information in text, using a variety of techniques by examining several sources of information, including both primary and secondary sources.
LA.8.6.2.3 The student will write an informational report that includes a focused topic, appropriate facts and relevant details, a logical sequence, a concluding statement, and a list of sources used.
LA.8.6.2.4 The student will understand the importance of legal and ethical practices, including laws regarding libel, slander, copyright, and plagiarism in the use of mass media and digital sources, know the associated consequences and comply with the law.

*Tested on the FCAT

SCIENCE*

SC.6-8.N.1.1: Define a problem from the eighth grade curriculum using appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.

SOCIAL STUDIES*

SS.8.A.1.4: Use research and inquiry skills to analyze American History using primary and secondary sources.
SS.8.A.1.1: Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

HEALTH*

HE.8.C.2.5: Research marketing strategies behind health-related media messages.
HE.8.B.1.5: Compare valid and reliable health products and services.
*Posted by Mrs. Santana :)