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Ch 34: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Using Supporting Evidence

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Students in 6th-8th grades can learn how to use supporting evidence from our informative video lessons. This chapter with self-assessment quizzes can help them shine on the English language arts portion of the SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment).

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Using Supporting Evidence - Chapter Summary

Middle school students can learn everything there is to know about using supporting evidence for the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts). The video lessons will help them understand the following strategies:

  • Supporting writing with primary and secondary research
  • Summarizing
  • Paraphrasing
  • Choosing academic sources
  • Avoiding plagiarism

Our experienced instructors present entertaining and informative video lessons that also offer text lesson alternatives. Users may view the videos as often as needed, and handy video tags can help students locate certain portions in the presentations for additional review. Short self-assessment quizzes follow each lesson for instant feedback, and there's a multiple-choice test at the end of the chapter, in addition.

5 Lessons in Chapter 34: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Using Supporting Evidence
Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research

1. Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research

An individual's ability to support messages with primary and secondary research for business communication is a much needed skill. There are some key differences between primary and secondary research and how the information can be acquired, utilized, and help create an effective message.

What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

2. What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

In this lesson you'll learn what summaries are and how they differ from other forms of condensed writing. You'll also be shown an example of a summary, and what should and should not be included in a summary paragraph.

What is Paraphrasing? - Definition & Examples

3. What is Paraphrasing? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what a paraphrase is and how to accurately paraphrase information. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Academic Sources: Definition & Examples

4. Academic Sources: Definition & Examples

Find out what academic sources are and what to look for if you're required to use them for research papers and essays. Complete the lesson, and take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

5. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

Plagiarism is a very serious matter in both academia and professional writing. Plagiarism in an academic setting can lead to you failing a course or being removed from school completely. Plagiarism in professional writing can lead to being fired from a job or finding yourself in court being sued. Let's figure out how to avoid this issue!

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