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Lesson 16: Research your Topic, Select Credible Sources

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/1
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.9.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9/b
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/8
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/7
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/6
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.7.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.7.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/9
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.7.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/8
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.7.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.7.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1

Lesson 16: Research your Topic, Select Credible Sources

Students will begin to research their topic and select two articles from credible sources that relate to their topic.

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Additional Notes:

  • This lesson has students engage in researching their question/topic given the expectation of the standards. However, you may desire to scaffold for your students by providing a set of articles that are related to the issues that students are researching. Possible sources for articles include the following:
    • Newsela
    • Readworks
    • Time for Kids
    • Online news sources, for example The Learning Network for utilizing content from The New York Times