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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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

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. [...]

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 [...]