Grade 9 ELA Module 3

Building and Communicating Knowledge through Research: The Inquiry and Writing Processes

In Module 9.3, students engage in an inquiry-based, iterative process for research. Building on work with evidence-based analysis in Modules 9.1 and 9.2, students explore topics of interest, gather research, and generate an evidence-based perspective to ultimately write an informative/explanatory research paper that synthesizes and articulates their findings. Students use textual analysis to surface potential topics for research, and develop and strengthen their writing by revising and editing.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative,...
RI.9-10.7 Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in...
W.9-10.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information...

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