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Writing Standard 8: Use of Sources
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Students who meet this standard are probably effectively using the following CBALTM strategy types:

Standards Table W8. Mapping Writing Standard 8 to the Competency Model

Grade level
Skills
Kindergarten
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
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:
  • With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
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:
  • Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
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 specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources, and sort evidence into provided categories.
These skills correspond to the following element from the competency model:
These skills depend on the following element from the competency model:
4th Grade
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources, take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
These skills correspond to the following element from the competency model:
Depends on the following element from the competency model:
5th Grade
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources, summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
These skills correspond to the following elements from the competency model:
These skills depend on the following element from the competency model:
6th Grade
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
These skills correspond to the following elements from the competency model:
These skills depend on the following element from the competency model:
7th Grade
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
These skills correspond to the following elements from the competency model:
Depends These skills depend on the following element from the competency model:
8th Grade
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
These skills correspond to the following elements from the competency model:
Depends These skills depend on the following element from the competency model:
9th-10th Grades
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
These skills correspond to the following elements from the competency model:
These skills depend on the following element from the competency model:
11th-12th Grades
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
These skills correspond to the following elements from the competency model:
These skills depend on the following element from the competency model:




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