Taking research notes is an important skill and study habit to learn. When researching, students need to be able to locate quality sources and know how to use those sources in their own writing.

This skill will help students keep track of their sources, identify source material that supports the research being done, and it will help students think about how the source can be used in their research paper.

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Planning Journal

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Student Activity
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Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

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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.

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