Common Core Resources
Writing effectively when using and/or analyzing sources: This requires students to demonstrate the interrelated literacy activities of reading, gathering evidence about what is read, and analyzing and presenting that evidence in writing.
Conducting and reporting on research: This expands on “writing when analyzing sources” to require students to demonstrate their ability to gather resources, evaluate their relevance, and report on information and ideas they have investigated (i.e., conducting research to answer questions or to solve problems).
Speaking and listening: This requires students to demonstrate a range of interactive oral communication and interpersonal skills, including (but not limited to) skills necessary for making formal presentations, working collaboratively, sharing findings and listening carefully to the ideas of others.
Language use for reading, writing and speaking: This requires students to have a strong command of grammar and spoken and written academic English.