Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).


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Unpacking the Standard: W.2.7
Student Friendly Target: W.2.7
Visual Representation of Learning Target: W.2.7

  • collaborative (shared) writing
  • analyze
  • record-keeping

  • scientific observations
  • report
  • research

  • Skills needed to write a report using information from several sources (such as comprehension and recall of what is read, analysis and synthesis of information, ability to determine main idea and supporting details, and compiling and organizing information) support similar learning expectations across grade levels and content areas.
  • Writing a report on a particular topic using several sources or recording observations in science (or in other content areas) develops both literacy and scientific inquiry skills.
  • Participation in shared research and in shared writing projects supports cooperative learning and peer review used throughout the curriculum
  • Participation in shared research and writing builds the foundation for the development of more complex and rigorous research and writing projects that may be required throughout a student’s school years and across curriculum areas.
  • Shared research and writing activities teach students about teamwork; teamwork is critical to school success as well as career and college readiness.
  • Participation in shared research supports the ability of the student to successfully complete individual research and writing projects.

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  • What research and writing skills are appropriate for second graders?
  • How does reading a number of books on a specific topic support students’ abilities to analyze, synthesize and evaluate the information from those books?
  • What are best practice strategies for teaching students how to compile and organize information from multiple sources into one report?
  • What are best practice strategies for teaching students to record scientific or other types of observations?
  • What prerequisite skills in oral language, writing, and reading must students possess in order to engage in shared research and writing projects where multiple sources are used and/or where observations are recorded?
  • What activities are needed to read about a topic, keep records of the information that is located, select the important ideas, and, then, transform the results of that activity into a good report?
  • What are the characteristics of a good report or a good observation notes at the second grade level?

Go to W.1.7 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to W.3.7 to see the progression of related skills.