Ch 4: PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Integrating Knowledge from Sources

About This Chapter

Get ready for the PARCC ELA/Literacy - Grade 10 exam by exploring the lessons of this chapter. You can learn to interpret passages, improve your understanding of different types of sources and evaluate the relevance of sources when writing an essay.

PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Integrating Knowledge from Sources - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, our expert instructors will help you prepare for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy - Grade 10 exam by demonstrating to you how to evaluate and integrate information from sources into your own essays. Use these lessons to improve your skills in these areas:

  • Differentiating between primary and secondary sources of information
  • Evaluating the relevance, date and credibility of a source
  • Interpreting key arguments of various sources
  • Contrasting and comparing a source
  • Using examples and evidence from sources to support your own arguments
  • Writing essays and evaluating evidence using sources

Reinforce your understanding of the information presented in these videos by reading the transcripts that accompany them. If you develop a question regarding any of these topics and seek clarification, be sure to send your question to our instructors via the teacher tabs of the lessons. After you complete a video, test your retention of the information presented in it using the quizzes. You may also use the video tags to return to and review the parts of the lessons that explained the topics you missed.

PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Integrating Knowledge from Sources Objectives

The PARCC ELA/Literacy - Grade 10 exam is a computer-based assessment used in some states to test the academic development of ELA skills in 10th grade students. When you are asked to complete this assessment, you will be tasked with reading, listening to and/or watching a series of 10 passage. You'll then be prompted to write a response to them. This chapter has been assembled to improve your ability to use information from various sources to craft well-written essays.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Integrating Knowledge from Sources
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What is a Primary Source? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Primary Source? - Definition & Examples

Let's explore primary sources. In this lesson, learn about first hand materials as primary sources. And then, begin to analyze and determine if a document, information, or object is a primary source.

Secondary Source: Definition & Examples

2. Secondary Source: Definition & Examples

What are secondary sources? Read this lesson to learn about these materials. You'll also find out how to determine whether or not a source is secondary.

Evaluating Sources by Relevance, Date & Credibility

3. Evaluating Sources by Relevance, Date & Credibility

Can you believe everything you hear? What about what you read online? Read this lesson to learn how to evaluate a source of information based on three criteria: relevance, date and credibility.

Understanding Key Arguments of Sources

4. Understanding Key Arguments of Sources

In this lesson, you'll learn some strategies that might help you identify the key arguments contained in various text types, including articles, historical documents, charts, and letters.

Comparing and Contrasting Sources of a Text

5. Comparing and Contrasting Sources of a Text

The process of research can be long and complicated. This lesson outlines how to integrate knowledge from sources through comparing and contrasting each source you discover.

Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence

6. Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence

Watch this lesson to learn how to make strong arguments and write better papers by using evidence effectively. It's not just about piling on a bunch of facts!

How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

7. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

When writing an essay, you will often be asked to utilize appropriate sources for evidence, including facts and definitions. In this video, we will talk about the ways we can utilize and evaluate sources and evidence.

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Practice Final Exam
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