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2020-03-21T13:50:43-04:00

Learning Activity Guide: Preview a Text

Description Previewing a text allows you to find the important clues that authors use to communicate meaning to their readers. It also help you zero in on where exactly you can find the information you need in a book, chapter, or article. When you spend a few minutes previewing a text, you’ll [...]

2020-03-21T13:54:45-04:00

Learning Activity Template: I-Search Organizer

Description An I-Search is a way for you to begin the process of researching and writing about a topic that is of personal interest to you. As you complete this organizers, you’ll think about your questions and how you can find the information you need to answer them. Author: Created [...]

2020-03-26T12:50:04-04:00

Student Guide: Argumentative Writing

Description This student-facing performance task guide describes the distinguishing characteristics of argumentative texts, provides examples and exemplars to analyze, and offers a step-by-step process that students can use to write their own argument. Author: Created by reDesign LLC in partnership with B-21 © 2017

2020-03-21T13:49:20-04:00

Student Guide: Mathematical Problem-solving

Description This task guide explains each of the skills of Building 21's math competencies. It also illustrates key problem-solving strategies, and provides example math problem solutions that were approached using different strategies. Author: Created by reDesign LLC in partnership with B-21 © 2017

2020-03-21T09:24:11-04:00

Learning Activity Template: KWHLAQ Chart

Description Working with your peers and/or studio facilitator, complete the table below. The goal of this activity is to identify what we already know about the topic so that we can build upon it. After you complete the chart, identify what you think are your most important steps for answering your new [...]

2020-03-21T13:54:01-04:00

Learning Activity Template: Cornell Notes

Description Note taking is an important skill for recording recording information--and your response to that information--for later review. When you take notes, you actively process information as you read, listen, or watch. You make meaning as you ask questions, jot down reactions, and summarize. Author: Created by reDesign LLC in [...]

2020-03-21T13:47:46-04:00

Learning Activity Guide: Summarization

Description Summarizing is an important skill for analyzing information and recording it for later review. When you summarize, you actively process information as you read, listen, or watch. You make meaning of it as you distinguish between main ideas and details, and as you restate the source in your own words. [...]