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Question, Understand, Evaluate, Synthesize, Transform - MMSD research process in the Common Core State Writing Standards

QUEST Research Model

Eagleton, Maya B., and Elizabeth Dobler. Reading the Web: Strategies for Internet Inquiry. New York:  Guilford, 2007. Print. 
(Reprinted with permission of the Guilford Press)

Librarian and Teacher Tools to Plan/Teach Research Process

K-2:

Research Process Curricular Map: K-2 The research process for students, teachers and librarians

Teacher Librarian Collaboration Tool: K-2  Teachers and Librarians: use this google form to plan your units

3-5:

Research Process Curricular Map: 3-5 The research process for students, teachers and librarians

Teacher Librarian Collaboration Tool: 3-5  Teachers and Librarians: use this google form to plan your units

6-8: 

Research Process Curricular Map: 6-8 The research process for students, teachers and librarians

Teacher Librarian Collaboration Tool: 6-8  Teachers and Librarians: use this google form to plan your units

9-12:

Research Process Curricular Map: 9-12 The research process for students, teachers and librarians

Teacher Librarian Collaboration Tool: 9-12 Teachers and Librarians: use this google form to plan your units

 

CCSS: Writing Standard 7 - Research

 

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

CCR Anchor Standard 7: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Grade

Grade-Specific Standard

Kindergarten

W.K.7 [Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them)].

Grade 1

W.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects [(e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions)].

Grade 2

W.2.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects [(e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations)].

Grade 3

W.3.7 [Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic].

Grade 4

W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge [through investigation of different aspects] of a topic.

Grade 5

W.5.7 Conduct short research projects that [use several sources] to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Grade 6

W.6.7 Conduct short research projects [to answer a question], drawing on several sources and [refocusing the inquiry when appropriate].

Grade 7

W.7.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and [generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation].

Grade 8

W.8.7 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].

Grades 9-10

W.9-10.7 Conduct short [as well as more sustained research projects] to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or [solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation].

Grades 11-12

W.11-12.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Brackets [ ] indicate new learning for that grade level.

CCSS: Writing Standard 8 - Sources and citing

 

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

CCR Anchor Standard 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.

Grade

Grade-Specific Standard

Kindergarten

W.K.8 [With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question].

Grade 1

W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Grade 2

W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Grade 3

W.3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from [print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories].

Grade 4

W.4.8 Recall [relevant] information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and [categorize information, and provide a list of sources].

Grade 5

W.5.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; [summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work], and provide a list of sources.

Grade 6

W.6.8 [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].

Grade 7

W.7.8 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].

Grade 8

W.8.8 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.

Grades 9-10

W.9-10.8 Gather relevant information from multiple [authoritative] print and digital sources, [using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas], avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Grades 11-12

W.11-12.8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess [the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience]; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and [overreliance on any one source] and following a standard format for citation.

Brackets [ ] indicate new learning for that grade level.