Academic Standard

Tennessee Diploma Project
English Language Arts
Grade range: 
Research is the dynamic, attentive, and systematic process of inquiry to discover, interpret, or rework facts, events, behaviors, or theories. Additionally, it makes practical applications with the help of facts, laws, or theories. The term research is also used to describe the collection of information about a particular subject.Conceptual StrandEffective research is the ability to frame, to analyze, and to investigate solutions to problems, while building on and evaluating the credibility of existing research. Effective research leads to the formulation of questions and ultimately to the exploration of new ideas.Guiding QuestionHow does effective research enhance inquiry about any aspect of life?
Elements within this Standard
Grade Level Expectation
Define and narrow a research question appropriate to grade level and ability.
Select a source necessary to answer the research question.
Deliver an oral report that demonstrates a gathering of information.
Check For Understanding
Narrow a research question so that the research process is manageable.
Select two resources to answer a research question.
Use the family and community as sources of information.
Visit the library as a resource of information for research.
Locate a print source for research (e.g., magazine, book).
Present the answers to a research question orally to the class.