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4.7 Writing Standards 7, 8, and 9: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

These are the CCR Anchor Writing Standards 7, 8, and 9, which align with the grade level standards:

  1. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  2. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
  3. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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Locate your grade level Writing Standards 7, 8, and 9 on the chart below or use the one you downloaded previously and read and compare the standard for your grade level with the CCR Anchor Standard above.

Comparing Writing Standards Chart

Writing Standards 7, 8, and 9 outline foundational pre-writing work in which students engage in research to support the writing process indicated in the areas of writing listed in the previous writing standards of this unit.

In these standards, students conduct research projects to answer a question, or solve a problem. During their research, students gather primary and secondary information from multiple print and digital sources, and assess these sources for credibility and accuracy. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the subject under investigation and narrow or broaden the inquiry when it is appropriate.  Using a standard format for citation appropriate for their technical subject, students will quote or paraphrase the data and/or conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism. Students will use evidence gathered from informational texts to support their analysis, reflection and research.