Description: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 2C


2C: Summarizing

2C: Summarizing

Description: Summarizing

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Selection: J-14


Grade level: 10
Word count: 2066 words
Author: Suzanne Schmaeling
Synopsis: The search for alternative fuels heats up as sources of fossil fuels dwindle.
Excerpt: Americans were greatly affected by the oil embargo of the 1970s, when a group of oil-exporting countries agreed to curtail oil production and shipment. Prices at American gas pumps jumped, which had a dramatically negative effect on the U.S. economy.

Question: America's dependence on foreign energy sources
  1. is potentially devastating to the U.S. economy.
  2. helps foster positive diplomatic relations between nations.
  3. was a problem, but no longer threatens U.S. industries.
  4. has insignificant implications for growing businesses.

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Writing prompt: Create a news report based on a selection you have read. Report facts from the selection as well as additional facts you researched from reputable sources.


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