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Writing Standard 7 - Research Projects:
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Students who meet this standard are probably applying the following CBALTM strategy type from the competency model:

Standards Table W7. Mapping Writing Standard 7 to the Competency Model

Grade level
Skills
Kindergarten
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill depends on the following element from the competency model:
1st Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill depends on the following element from the competency model:
2nd Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill depends on the following element from the competency model:
3rd Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
  • Inquiry (Approaching Foundational).
This skill depends on the following element from the competency model:
4th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill depends on the following element from the competency model:
5th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill depends on the following element from the competency model:
6th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill depends on the following element from the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Survey.
7th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
  • Inquiry (Approaching Intermediate).
This skill depends on the following element from the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Survey.
8th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
  • Inquiry (Approaching Intermediate).
This skill depends on the following element from the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Survey.
9th-10th Grades
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
These skills correspond to the following element from the competency model:
These skills depend on the following element from the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Survey.
11th-12th Grades
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
These skills correspond to the following element from the competency model:
These skills depend on the following element from the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Survey.




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