Research Skills are one of the many critical skills that are reflected throughout the Common Core State Standards. Research skills are prominently included in the Writing strand. To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas; to conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems; and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and non-print texts in media forms old and new. The need to conduct research and to produce and consume media is embedded into every aspect of today’s curriculum.
Our research resources are engaging and teach students how to “stop the copying” and report out research in original ways.
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Independent Literacy Projects for Gifted and High-Ability Students – Each two-page Exploration provides students an opportunity to dig deeply into an interesting extension topic tied to national standards. Thoughtful, rigorous “Important Questions” direct the study and are incorporated into the project. Each Exploration guides the student through the research process and project completion.