Improving Research Skills with Effective Keywords

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Research
CCSS: ELA.W.6.7 ELA.W.6.8

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6–12

6

6th Grade

7

Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

6

6th Grade

8

Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

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Length

6 minutes

Lesson Objective

Use precise vocabulary to improve Internet searches

Questions to Consider

  • How do the three activities appropriately scaffold student understanding of precision and specificity?
  • In what ways does each activity help students improve their vocabulary use?
  • How does the use of an internet search increase student interest and engagement?

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Common Core Standards
ELA.W.6.7, ELA.W.6.8

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Improving Research Skills with Effective Keywords

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Research

Improving Research Skills with Effective Keywords