Common Core Standards: ELA
ELA: KINDERGARTEN - GRADE 12
LITERACY: GRADES 6 - 12
Standard 7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Breakin’ it Down:
This standard is the final stepping-stone to writing college reports or literature reviews. It is extremely important that students have practice synthesizing multiple sources into one common theme or thesis, while noting where authors agree and disagree with one another.
NOTE: Assignments that cover this standard are also a great way to test whether or not students can properly cite information using APA or MLA citation conventions.
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Teaching Guides Using this Standard
- 1984 Teacher Pass
- A Raisin in the Sun Teacher Pass
- A Rose For Emily Teacher Pass
- A View from the Bridge Teacher Pass
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Teacher Pass
- Animal Farm Teacher Pass
- Antigone Teacher Pass
- Beowulf Teacher Pass
- Brave New World Teacher Pass
- Death of a Salesman Teacher Pass
- Fahrenheit 451 Teacher Pass
- Fences Teacher Pass
- Frankenstein Teacher Pass
- Grapes Of Wrath Teacher Pass
- Great Expectations Teacher Pass
- Hamlet Teacher Pass
- Heart of Darkness Teacher Pass
- Julius Caesar Teacher Pass
- King Lear Teacher Pass
- Lord of the Flies Teacher Pass
- Macbeth Teacher Pass
- Moby Dick Teacher Pass
- Narrative of Frederick Douglass Teacher Pass
- Oedipus the King Teacher Pass
- Of Mice and Men Teacher Pass
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Teacher Pass
- Othello Teacher Pass
- Romeo and Juliet Teacher Pass
- Sula Teacher Pass
- The As I Lay Dying Teacher Pass
- The Bluest Eye Teacher Pass
- The Canterbury Tales General Prologue Teacher Pass
- The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale Teacher Pass
- The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue Teacher Pass
- The Cask of Amontillado Teacher Pass
- The Catch-22 Teacher Pass
- The Catcher in the Rye Teacher Pass
- The Crucible Teacher Pass
- The Great Gatsby Teacher Pass
- The House on Mango Street Teacher Pass
- The Iliad Teacher Pass
- The Metamorphosis Teacher Pass
- The Old Man and the Sea Teacher Pass
- The Scarlet Letter Teacher Pass
- The Tell-Tale Heart Teacher Pass
- Their Eyes Were Watching God Teacher Pass
- Things Fall Apart Teacher Pass
- To Kill a Mockingbird Teacher Pass
- Twilight Teacher Pass
- Wide Sargasso Sea Teacher Pass
- Wuthering Heights Teacher Pass
Teacher Feature: Ideas for the classroom
1. UNDERSTUDY: Literature-Based Research Writing
Although this is a reading standard, it can be tested at an advanced level with a writing assignment that allows students to synthesize multiple sources on a topic or question. If this seems a little out of place in your literature-intensive curriculum, pick a theme or topic that relates to the literature your class is reading. Researching the historical context or historical perspectives of an issue in conjunction with a fictional work can add extraordinary depth to the understanding of an author’s message.
2. COLLEGIATE: Senior Project or Honors Thesis
Many schools require students to complete a comprehensive writing assignment before graduation. If your school is not one of those, the incorporation of these standards can be a great opportunity to start the tradition! This standard naturally aligns to extensive writing assignments. But the part of this standard that is usually skipped is that of requiring students to interpret non-textual resources like graphs, data tables, and surveys. If possible, include this skill in your criteria for the writing assignment.
Quiz QuestionsHere's an example of a quiz that could be used to test this standard.
- Pride and Prejudice: Snooping Around Jane's House
- Pride and Prejudice: How to Make Anyone (Even Boys) Read Austen Past Page 100
- Teaching Romeo and Juliet: What’s Up With the Ending?
- Teaching Romeo and Juliet: Using Music Lyrics to Explore Themes, Imagery, and Symbolism
- Teaching Romeo and Juliet: The Verona Free Press
- Teaching Sula: Interview a Character
- Teaching Sula: Write a Review
- Teaching Sula: Guess the Character
- Teaching The Bluest Eye: Fun With Dick and Jane?: Children's Books and The Bluest Eye
- Teaching The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story: Dueling Portraits: The Canterbury Pilgrims in Art
- Teaching The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story: Mapping the Travels of Knight and the Wife of Bath
- Teaching The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale: Genre Adaptations
- Teaching The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale: Analogues: Boccaccio's Decameron
- Teaching The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue & Tale: Judging the Knight
- Teaching The Cask of Amontillado: Buried Alive: Narrative Perspective in Poe's Story
- Teaching The Cask of Amontillado: Visual Reality
- Teaching The Catcher in the Rye: Judging a Book by its Cover
- Teaching The Crucible: Closing Time
- Teaching The Crucible: There's Something Rotten in the State of Massachusetts
- The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank's History in Action
- The Diary of a Young Girl: Perspectives on a Tragedy
- Teaching The Grapes of Wrath: Haunted By the Ghost of Tom Joad: The Enduring Legacy of a Mythic Character
- Teaching The Grapes of Wrath: Images of the "Grape" Depression: A Picture or a Thousand Words?
- Teaching The Grapes of Wrath: The Grapes of Wrath Part Deux: What Happens in the Sequel?
- Teaching The Tell-Tale Heart: CSI: Under the Floorboards
- Teaching The Tell-Tale Heart: Stuck in Medias Res with You
- Teaching The Tell-Tale Heart: Law and Disorder: Poe and the Insanity Defense
- Teaching Their Eyes Were Watching God: Anthropology 101
- Teaching Their Eyes Were Watching God: Getting Readers Hooked on Hurston
- Teaching Things Fall Apart: Things May Fall Apart, but Art Connects
- Teaching Things Fall Apart: Tradition! Tradition! What Do You Hold Onto When Things Fall Apart?
- Teaching Things Fall Apart: Ibo Art and Culture in Things Fall Apart
- Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird: Emmett Till & Tom Robinson
- Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird: We Need a Montage!
- Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch, Number One Dad