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Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

 
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8th Grade Science » Unit: Welcome to Eighth Grade!
8th Grade Science » Unit: Welcome to Eighth Grade!
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are in charge of everything for this student driven research project.

 
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Learning The Difference Between Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Do we quote directly? Do we paraphrase ideas? Do we summarize the main ideas? Looking at determining when each is the best.

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quotation
   

Precursor to "Flowers for Algernon"

8th Grade ELA » Unit: "Flowers For Algernon"
8th Grade ELA » Unit: "Flowers For Algernon"
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Is that Really How Society Felt?

 
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How to Research Information with Primary and Secondary Sources on America

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
Andrea Mills
Raleigh, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Settlers vs. Indians: Gathering and Citing Evidence on Who Owned the Land In America

 
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Writing a Blog Post to Stand Against Steroid Use

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why Shouldn't People Use Steroids? Start blogging!

 
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blog image
   

Choosing A Topic For Research Papers

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

So many people, so little time! Narrowing down from hundreds to one.

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topic list
   

Argument Essay Prewriting

8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird Part III
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore how a book can stay with them for the rest of their lives.

 
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Defining Credible Sources For Research

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Google may not be your best friend.

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Could Melting Ice Release a Zombie Virus?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work to determine the reliability of resources as they attempt to answer questions about our potential future.

 
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School Sports Research Day

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let's See What Else You Can Find!

 
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computer lab research
   

Argument Workshop Time

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The tough part is coming up with an idea.

 
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students
   

Determining Credible Internet Sources

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Just because it's on the web doesn't mean it's good.

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students
   

Notes on MLA Formatting

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

MLA? What's That?

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mla guide
   

MLA Formatting Practice

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument Writing
Nicholas Gearing
Anthem, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Time To Put The Pieces Together!

 
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images
   

Finding Where Citation Is Needed

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
Toby Sorge
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Is it common knowledge or the idea of someone else? Finding places in our outline where citing is needed.

Standards:
 
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Common Core ELA
 
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