(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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