Students will be able to research and cite relevant sources and organize the information into their essay.
2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
a. Introduce a topic or thesis statement; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
The teacher will list ways that research contributes to informative/explanatory texts so that students comprehend why research is relevant and required to convey their purpose. The teacher will explain how students can research (online, books, articles, etc.) so that students are aware of what opportunities are available to them. Students will learn how to differentiate credible from unreliable sources so that they do not include unreliable sources to support the information included in their essay.
Students will be given a graphic organizer so that they are able to properly organize their research. The teacher will use the graphic organizer so that students understand how to use the graphic organizer.