Students use a guided researcher’s notebook, research folder, and a WebQuest to research informational texts about DDT’s benefits and harmful consequences. The researcher’s notebook requires students to cite their sources, assess the credibility of each source, paraphrase the information relevant to their research question, and decide if the evidence from their research changes the focus of their inquiry. Students also analyze an author’s presentation of information and ideas, and then compare and contrast that presentation of information and ideas with the presentation by another author. Additionally, students revisit strategies they have learned throughout the year to address new vocabulary: context clues, affixes, and resource materials such as dictionaries and thesauruses.
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 6 ELA Module 4, Unit 2.
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