Critical Thinking Standards

The Critical Thinking Standards provide a framework for thinking with quality in mind. This web page provides information of how to approach these standards complete with essential vocabulary.


  1. Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts > G.8 > W > A.3 > S.8

    Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

    Content Skills Learning Targets Big Ideas Essential Questions
    3 - Quote or paraphrase (Data, conclusions)
    1 - I can gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using advanced searches effectively.
    C. Research allows writers to search and answer questions and to present in a standard format.
    B.1 What does research require?
    C.1. What does research enable us to produce?


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