M/J Research 2   (#1700010)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop proficient knowledge and skills in the research process with emphasis on appropriate research design.

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • research process
  • experimental, descriptive, and historical research
  • legal and ethical issues in research-research questions and hypotheses
  • review of literature and other resources-report formats, styles, and content-investigations
  • critical analysis of research
  • a major research project, preferably cross-disciplinary


English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf

Qualifications

As well as any certification requirements listed on the course description, the following qualifications may also be acceptable for the course:

Any field when certification reflects a bachelor or higher degree.

General Information

Course Number: 1700010
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: M/J RESEARCH 2
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources:

Learn more about that dreaded word--plagiarism--in this interactive tutorial that's all about citing your sources and avoiding academic dishonesty!

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Stop the Zombie Virus by Interpreting Graphs:

Help scientists find the most effective vaccine for Zombie Virus vaccine by effectively analyzing and summarizing experimental data. In this interactive tutorial, you'll write a scientific question, a claim, supporting evidence and an explanation of what happened during the experiment.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Writing Style: Sharpen Your Skills:

Learn how to tailor your writing based on your task, purpose, and audience. In this interactive tutorial, you will review the differences between informative and argumentative writing, and you will also learn the differences between formal and informal writing styles.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Spread Your Wings: Structure & Meaning in Poetry:

Explore the structure and meaning of poetry and learn how poems are organized to express and develop themes. Along the way, you will also learn some key terms like diction, imagery, and mood. This interactive tutorial uses two famous poems as examples, one by William Blake and one by Emily Dickinson. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Food For Thought: Analyzing Authors' Approaches:

Discover how different authors approach the same topic in different ways by examining several passages that describe how insects have become a common food in certain parts of the world. With this interactive tutorial, you will learn how to analyze an author's approach based on the central idea of the text and the evidence used as support.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Get in the Game: Understanding Sentences and Clauses:

Learn what separates clauses from sentences in this basketball-themed, interactive tutorial. You'll also learn about four sentence types: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.  Game on!

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Finding Buried Treasure: Uncovering the Theme:

Read several short stories about pirates and treasure and learn how to summarize a story, identify its theme, and tell the difference between the two with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

"The Last Leaf" -- Making Inferences:

Read the short story "The Last Leaf" by O. Henry to learn how to make inferences based on explicit and implicit information and your own reasoning as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Analyzing the Declaration of Independence :

Learn how to analyze the ideas, complaints, and language found in the Declaration of Independence, one of the most important documents in the history of the United States with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Arguing Mars :

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to identify a speaker’s argument or claim. You will also learn how to evaluate the evidence and reasoning presented in a speech.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

From Flowers To Freckles: Mendel's Mighty Model:

Learn how scientists use models to simplify and understand the world around us. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also explore the benefits and limitations of scientific models.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

This quick and easy quiz will give you practice in identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each example is correct or incorrect. The site also includes an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can refer to as you take the quiz.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

This quick and easy quiz will give you practice in identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each example is correct or incorrect. The site also includes an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can refer to as you take the quiz.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2 Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

This quick and easy quiz will give you practice in identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each example is correct or incorrect. The site also includes an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can refer to as you take the quiz.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3 Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

This quick and easy quiz will give you practice in identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each example is correct or incorrect. The site also includes an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can refer to as you take the quiz.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1 Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

This quick and easy quiz will give you practice in identifying misplaced and dangling modifiers. You will get feedback after every question and an explanation of why each example is correct or incorrect. The site also includes an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can refer to as you take the quiz.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 Recognizing Run-Ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences:

This fun, interactive 20-question practice activity will give you practice in addressing two common types of run-on sentences: comma splices and fused sentences. In the activity, you will choose the correct way to fix the underlined problem in each sentence to correct the run-on sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 Recognizing Run-Ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences:

This fun, interactive 20-question practice activity will give you practice in addressing two common types of run-on sentences: comma splices and fused sentences. In the activity, you will choose the correct way to fix the underlined problem in each sentence to correct the run-on sentence. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3 Recognizing Run-Ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences :

This fun, interactive 20-question practice activity will give you practice in identifying two common types of run-on sentences: comma splices and fused sentences. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. The resource also provides information that you can study before you take the quiz to help you understand what comma splices and fused sentences are. You can also review various strategies to make a sentence complete-- simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1 Recognizing Run-Ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences:

This fun, interactive 20-question practice activity will give you practice in identifying two common types of run-on sentences: comma splices and fused sentences. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. The resource also provides information that you can study before you take the quiz to help you understand what comma splices and fused sentences are. You can also review various strategies to make a sentence complete-- simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4 Recognizing Sentence Fragments:

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3 Recognizing Sentence Fragments :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2 Recognizing Sentence Fragments :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1 Recognizing Sentence Fragments:

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar & Usage: Phrases:

This activity will provide you with a short mini-lesson on phrases. You will also receive a short review on the parts of speech and related quizzes for extra support. Then you can complete an interactive quiz to reinforce your understanding of phrases.

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 7 Recognizing Sentence Fragments :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6 Recognizing Sentence Fragments :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5 Recognizing Sentence Fragments :

This fun, interactive 20-question activity will give you practice in identifying sentence fragments. Each question gives you immediate feedback on whether your answer was correct or not, complete with fun cyber prizes for correct answers. Clear explanations of each correct answer are provided. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure that you can study before you take the quiz, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Clauses:

This is a guide to the composition and usage of clauses, including independent and dependent clauses. A PowerPoint and several practice quizzes are provided to help students with independent clauses and recognizing clause functions.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Prepositions:

This is a comprehensive guide to the proper use of prepositions and prepositional phrases. Several interactive quizzes are provided.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Adjectives:

This is an online guide to adjective usage. It includes informational text about rules of adjective usage, a video from Schoolhouse Rock, and several interactive quizzes.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Adverbs:

This is a comprehensive guide to adverb usage. Detailed definitions, explanations, and examples are provided. It also provides links to two quizzes for students to individually practice their skills at using adverbs correctly. There is also a video from Schoolhouse Rock on adverbs.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Conjunctions:

This is a comprehensive guide to conjunctions and their usage. The resource also includes the engaging video "Conjunction Junction" from Schoolhouse Rock; it explains the various functions of conjunctions.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Nouns:

This is a comprehensive guide to the usage of nouns. Interactive quizzes are provided, as well as an engaging video from Schoolhouse Rock on the use of nouns.

Type: Tutorial

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Sentence Variety:

This guide explains how to vary sentence length and structure to add interest and expression to writing. It includes several online quizzes covering variety in modifier placement, variety in subject placement, and identifying sentence types. Quizzes include the correct answers with explanations.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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