Citing Credible Sources for Informative Writing 8th Grade W.8.8 CCSS aligned

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In this standards-based resource for writing with technology, your students will compile relevant information, assess credibility of sources, quote or paraphrase material, avoid plagiarism, and use a standard format for citation. This 55 page mini-unit includes all you need to check for understanding and mastery of W.8.8 with a summative assessment and rubric.

PDF + Google Apps | 55 Pages + Digital Version

Description

In this standards-based resource for writing with technology, your students will compile relevant information, assess credibility of sources, quote or paraphrase material, avoid plagiarism, and use a standard format for citation. This 55 page mini-unit includes all you need to check for understanding and mastery of W.8.8 with a summative assessment and rubric.

All answer keys are also included, as well as a teacher guide breaking down the standard into learning targets and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) stages.

This resource includes both a printable and digital version that is ready for Google Classroom and other distance learning platforms.

You can use this resource: 

  • To give extra practice with CCSS 8.W.8
  • For close reading and guided reading
  • For classwork, center rotations
  • For assessments and test prep

How will this resource help me?

  • Easily assess where students are in their understanding of this standard
  • Encourage students to self-assess their own growth
  • Ensure standard mastery by assessing each objective within the standard

This Resource Includes:

  • Teacher Guide with standard breakdown
  • Digital Version of each activity with Instructions for How to Access
  • W.8 Defined Poster
  • I Can Poster
  • Student Self-Assessments
  • W.8.8 Summative Assessment
  • Answer Keys

Learning Target 1: Print vs. Digital Sources

  • Sources – Print vs. Digital Resources
  • Keyword Research Guide
  • Using Research to Locate more Sources
  • Research Experiment Worksheet

Learning Target 2: Source Credibility

  • Credible or Not Credible Resource
  • Credibility of a Source Worksheet
  • Credibility Questionnaire
  • Credibility of a Source Activity

Learning Target 3: Plagiarism

  • Instructional Resources
  • Direct Quote Format with Tutorial
  • Indirect Quote Format
  • In-text Citation Tutorial
  • Correct the Direct Quote Worksheet
  • Paraphrasing Practice

Learning Target 4: MLA Format

  • Sample MLA Paper
  • Works Cited Information Page
  • Gather Your Information Tutorial
  • Citation Generator Tutorial
  • Works Cited Page Tutorial
  • Works Cited Page – Apply Your Learning

 

 

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Standards

The following standards are addressed with this resource.

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.
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.
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.

You can find more details here: https://www.thecorestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/8/

FAQs

Are answer keys included?

Yes. The answer keys are included as the last pages of the resource download.

Do all the activity worksheets need to be completed all at once, or can I split it up?

You could certainly split this up into multiple days/activities. Especially with the long resources. Some activities are easy to split into three “activities”. First, cold read (could be a partner read) w/vocab and multiple choice questions. Second, re-read and summary page. Third, choose one writing activity. You could even do stations. Maybe partner read first, then one station does the vocabulary and summary page. Another station could do the multiple choice, and you could do a teacher-led station with one writing prompt. Then, you can have a fourth station independently write the other prompt. Of course, you know your students better than I do! These are just some ideas!! I try to section out the activities, so you have the freedom to make it work for you!

Is a digital version included?

Yes, all resources within this product line includes a digital version that uses Google Apps.

What is the Lexile level of your reading passages?

Since Lexile is trademarked, I am unable to label them as Lexile levels. However, I have used the free Lexile analyzer and I stay within the recommended grade level range. If there is a specific reading packet that you need details for, please contact me directly and I’ll give you a more specific range.

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