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2020-03-21T13:54:34-04:00

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 the kind of reader who just skips over an example or doesn’t look ahead at bolded text, you’re missing a lot of clues [...]

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 [...]

2020-03-21T13:54:23-04:00

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 the kind of reader who just skips over an example or doesn’t look ahead at bolded text, you’re missing a lot of clues [...]

2020-03-21T13:57:56-04:00

Student Guide: Science Technical Writing

Description Technical writing is a form of communication used in many occupational fields. The role of technical writing is to share information in a professional setting. One common form of technical writing is instructional manuals. In science, technical writing is often in the form of a lab report. Author: Jim [...]

2020-03-21T13:53:11-04:00

Learning Activity Guide: Cornell Notes

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 partnership with [...]

2020-03-21T09:20:24-04:00

Learning Activity Template: KWL 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 [...]