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2021-09-17T10:49:49-04:00

Learning Activity Template: THIEVES Template

Description Books—and textbooks especially—have lots of features to help readers understand the text. Titles, headings, tables, and pictures are just some of the text features readers encounter. If you’re a reader who skips over an example or doesn’t look ahead at bolded text, you’re missing a lot of clues that can help [...]

2021-09-17T10:48:29-04:00

Learning Activity Template: Question the Text

Description Books—and textbooks especially—have lots of features to help readers understand the text. Titles, headings, tables, and pictures are just some of the text features readers encounter. If you’re a reader who skips over an example or doesn’t look ahead at bolded text, you’re missing a lot of clues that can help [...]

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

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

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 [...]

2020-03-21T13:54:14-04:00

Student Guide: Informational Writing

Description This student-facing performance task guide describes the distinguishing characteristics of informational texts, provides examples and exemplars to analyze, and illustrates various text structures used for different purposes. Finally, this task guide provides a step-by-step process that students can use to write their own informational text. Author: Created by reDesign LLC [...]

2020-03-21T13:51:08-04:00

Learning Activity Guide: Assess Credibility of Sources

Description Today we have more information available to us than ever before. But, not all that information is created equal. Before you put your academic reputation on the line, it important to consider the credibility--the trustworthiness and believability--of the information you find. With the CRAAP Test you’ll be able to identify reliable [...]

2020-03-21T13:50:54-04:00

Learning Activity Guide: Inquiry Chart

Description To get the most out of your reading, listening, or watching, you’ll want to have strategies for comparing the information you find in multiple sources. The INQUIRY CHART allows you to record your questions and the answers you discover. Author: Created by reDesign LLC in partnership with B-21 © [...]

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 [...]

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

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