Grade 12 ELA Module 3

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In Module 12.3, students engage in an inquiry-based, iterative research process that serves as the basis of a culminating research-based argument paper. Building on work with evidence-based analysis in Modules 12.1 and 12.2, students use a seed text to surface and explore issues that lend themselves to multiple positions and perspectives. Module 12.3 fosters students’ independent learning by decreasing scaffolds in key research lessons as students gather and analyze research based on vetted sources to establish a position of their own. Students first generate a written evidence-based perspective, which serves as the early foundation of what will ultimately become their research-based argument paper.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.11-12.1.a Develop factual, interpretive, and evaluative questions for further exploration of the topic(s).
RI.11-12.3 Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas,...
RI.11-12.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly...