LAFS.910.W.3.8

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.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 910
Strand: Writing Standards
Idea: Level 4: Extended Thinking &Complex Reasoning
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

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Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.910.W.3.AP.8a: Gather (e.g., highlight, quote or paraphrase from source) relevant information about the topic from authoritative print and/or digital sources.
LAFS.910.W.3.AP.8b: Gather relevant information about the topic or text and stated claim from authoritative print and/or digital sources.
LAFS.910.W.3.AP.8c: Integrate information presented by others into the writing product while avoiding plagiarism.
LAFS.910.W.3.AP.8d: Use a standard format to write citations.
LAFS.910.W.3.AP.8e: Avoid plagiarism when integrating multiple sources into a written text or when discussing/referring to text.

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