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English 3 Research T.E.K.S.

(4)  Writing/inquiry/research . The student uses writing as a tool for learning. The student is expected to:

(A)  use writing to formulate questions, refine topics, and clarify ideas;

(B)  use writing to discover, organize, and support what is known and what needs to be learned about a topic;

(C)  compile information from primary and secondary sources in systematic ways using available technology;

(D)  represent information in a variety of ways such as graphics, conceptual maps, and learning logs;

(E)  use writing as a study tool to clarify and remember information;

(F)  compile written ideas and representations into reports, summaries, or other formats and draw conclusions; and

(G)  analyze strategies that writers in different fields use to compose.

(8)  Reading/variety of texts . The student reads extensively and intensively for different purposes and in varied sources, including American literature. The student is expected to:

(B)  read in varied sources such as diaries, journals, textbooks, maps, newspapers, letters, speeches, memoranda, electronic texts, and other media;

(C)  read American and other world literature, including classic and contemporary works; and

(D)  interpret the possible influences of the historical context on literary works.

(12)  Reading/analysis/evaluation . The student reads critically to evaluate texts and the authority of sources. The student is expected to:

(A)  analyze the characteristics of clearly written texts, including the patterns of organization, syntax, and word choice;

(B)  evaluate the credibility of information sources, including how the writer's motivation may affect that credibility; and

(C)  recognize logical, deceptive, and/or faulty modes of persuasion in texts.

(13)  Reading/inquiry/research . The student reads in order to research self-selected and assigned topics. The student is expected to:

(A)  generate relevant, interesting, and researchable questions;

(B)  locate appropriate print and non-print information using text and technical resources, including databases and the Internet;

(C)  use text organizers such as overviews, headings, and graphic features to locate and categorize information;

(D)  produce reports and research projects in varying forms for audiences; and

(E)  draw conclusions from information gathered.

(21)  Viewing/representing/production. The student produces visual representations that communicate with others. The student is expected to:

(A)  examine the effect of media on constructing his/her own perception of reality;

(B)  use a variety of forms and technologies such as videos, photographs, and web pages to communicate specific messages;

(C)  use a range of techniques to plan and create a media text and reflect critically on the work produced;

(D)  create media products to include a seven- to ten-minute documentary, ad campaigns, political campaigns, or video adaptations of literary texts to engage specific audiences; and

(E)  create, present, test, and revise a project and analyze a response using data-gathering techniques such as questionnaires, group discussions, and feedback forms.

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