Middle School - Research, Technology, and Writing


Maryland College and Career Ready Curriculum Framework English Language Arts
Grade 6-8
http://mdk12.org/share/frameworks/CCSC_Writing_gr6-8.pdf

Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Framework Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Grades 6 - 8
http://mdk12.org/share/frameworks/CCSC_SocialStudies_gr6-8w.pdf

Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Framework Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Grades 6 - 8:
http://mdk12.org/share/frameworks/CCSC_Science_gr6-8w.pdf

Common Core Research Ideas
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2011/12/common-core-research-ideas

Building Research Skills
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/building-research-skills-grades-4-8

The 6 Online Research Skills Your Students Need
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/6-online-research-skills-your-students-need

Research Starters
http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/researchstarters/index.htm

The Research Process:

https://lbhughes.schoolloop.com/processskills
http://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/reference-material/how-to-help-middle-school-students-develop-research-skills/

Research Project Guide
http://www.commoncorehistorysocialstudies6to8.com/uploads/1/3/5/2/13524571/research_project_guide.pdf


Technology Tools

Edmodo
Thinglink
Tellagami
Pic Collage
Educreations
VoiceThread
Prezi
Haiku Deck


Infographics - Jennifer Weaver - The Great Infographic Challenge: Practicing the Process of Information Visualization
http://www.edudemic.com/educational-infographics/
http://blog.kathyschrock.net/2014/01/addressing-ccss-with-use-of-infographics.html

Questions for Cognitive Rigor - Erik Francis