Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 8

Students working

In this lesson, students will engage in a pre-search activity in order to begin gathering sources for further research in future lessons, as well as develop students’ proficiency for posing general and specific questions. This process will also help students to validate their own interest in their proposed topic. Students will use the Pre-Search Tool to record relevant information about the sources they find (author’s name, topic, source, location, publication date, and general content/key ideas). This activity will help to develop students’ ability to find relevant sources on their own, as well as to navigate through a wide pool of potential research sources. This activity will also help students confirm that there is enough information available about their topic to warrant further research.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.1.a Develop factual, interpretive, and evaluative questions for further exploration of the topic(s).
RI.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative,...
L.9-10.4.a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or...

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