Tennessee Curriculum Center

Standard 4: Research > Presentation Thread | English II

Associated Tennessee Learning Expectations
Write an extended research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology and graphics, as appropriate.
Use a standard format to arrange text, to cite sources correctly, and to document quotations, paraphrases, and other information.

Developing a Clear Learning Target

About This Topic Thread
Presentation combines both visual and textual elements. It is the way we exhibit or present our message on paper. Even if our ideas, words, and sentences are vivid, precise, and well-constructed, the writing will not be inviting to read unless the guidelines of presentation are present. Some of those guidelines include balance of white space with visuals and text, graphics, neatness, handwriting, font selection, borders, and overall appearance. All great writers are aware of the necessity of presentation, particularly technical writers who must include graphs, maps, and visual instructions along with their text. Presentation is key to a polished piece ready for publication.
Preceding Grade Level
Write a research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology, a strandard format, and graphics, as appropriate.
This Grade Level
Write an extended research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology and graphics, as appropriate.
Use a standard format to arrange text, to cite sources correctly, and to document quotations, paraphrases, and other information.
Next Grade Level
Write an extended research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology and graphics, as appropriate.
Use a standard format to arrange text, to cite sources correctly, and to document quotations, paraphrases, and other information.
Write an extended research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology and graphics, as appropriate.
Use a standard format to arrange text, to cite sources correctly, and to document quotations, paraphrases, and other information.
Write an extended research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology and graphics, as appropriate.
Use a standard format to arrange text, to cite sources, and to document quotations, paraphrases, and other information.
Write an extended research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology and graphics, as appropriate.
Use a standard format to arrange text, to cite sources correctly, and to document quotations, paraphrases, and other information.
Scaffolded (Unpacked) Ideas
  1. Report researched topic related to the study of World Literature with an introduction and conclusion for the stated topic, point of view, defined terms, and research context, summarized findings and conclusions.
  2. Use an organizing structure, including consistent use of transitions, based on increasingly complex research information, sometimes using multiple organizing structures within the essay.
  3. Support or refute a thesis through the use of quotations, paraphrases, and summaries of text, ideas, or other information taken from print or electronic sources.
  4. Use standard format (e.g., MLA, APA) to arrange text, to cite sources correctly, and to document quotations.
  5. Use technology to embed text graphics, including a title, numbered pages, and a bibliography.
Academic Vocabulary

Tennessee Academic Vocabulary for Presentation | English II

* Terms not included on the TDOE Academic Vocabulary list
Questions to Focus Instruction
  1. What range of tasks, purposes, and audiences are used for writing?