11-12.LST.7.1

Conduct short as well as more sustained research assignments and tasks to answer a question (including a self-generated question), test a hypothesis, or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

I Can Statements Question Stems
I can conduct research to learn more about a topic.
I can synthesize information from multiple sources.
I can evaluate a source's credibility.
I can generate questions and hypotheses to guide my research.
I can I use research to solve a problem.
I can combine multiple sources on a subject to gain understanding.

What am I trying to prove in my research?
How do I come up with a research topic or question?
What sources are most reliable for informational research?
What do I need to find out about my topic?
Where can I learn more about my topic?
How can I determine if a source is credible?
How do I organize information from multiple sources?
How can I use research to solve a problem?
Does the hypothesis clearly signify a dependent and an independent variable?
Is the hypothesis measurable with an objective viewpoint?
How can I combine what I have learned from various sources, in order to gain a deeper understanding of my topic?
How can I demonstrate the subject under investigation?

Academic Vocabulary

citation
plagiarism
paraphrasing
synthesize
research
hypothesis
independent variable
dependent variable
control variable
procedure
quantitative data
qualitative data
conclusion
graphs
units
standard deviation
error/uncertainty

English Learner Considerations

The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs. They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.

Additional strategies and the guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for English Learners.

Special Education Considerations

The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.

Guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for students in special education.