Integrating Sources

It is the expectation that students incorporate source material into the flow of ideas accurately and responsibly. Integrating Sources guides students as they develop this skill. Through the use of templates and sentence starters, students learn how to introduce and comment on sources.

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Integrating Sources Step-By-Step Process

Plan your lesson Plan your lesson

Planning Journal

Teach the skill Teach the skill

Student Activity
Interactive Lesson

Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

Verbs for "Says"
Introducing Sources
Reading Rubrics

Assess and track growth Assess and track growth

Performance Tracker
Teacher Reflection

Student samples

Sample 1

Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital resources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
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