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  • ELA.1 Reading Critically: I can read and critique diverse texts (e.g., books, films, advertising, music, social media, news websites).

  • ELA.2 Expressing Ideas: I can clearly and effectively express my ideas (in written and oral form) for particular purposes and audiences, using diverse formats and settings to inform, persuade, and connect with others.

  • ELA.3 Writing Arguments: I can write evidence-based arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

  • ELA.4 Writing Informative Texts: I can write informative texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

  • ELA.5 Writing Narratives: I can write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.

  • ELA.6 Collaborative Discussion: I can prepare for and actively participate in collaborative discussions by critically listening to the perspectives of others and responding appropriately with my evidence-based ideas and perspectives.

  • ELA.7 Conducting Research: I can frame and advance an inquiry to investigate topics, build knowledge, and analyze and integrate information.
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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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. [...]

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

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 [...]

2020-10-01T13:30:29-04:00

Student-facing ELA Continua Blocks

Description In these student-facing guides, students are able to access the ELA continua through color-coded blocks and student facing-language. This accessible design promotes student agency, self-reflection, and goal-setting. The continua blocks can be used not only to assess work, but also to break down larger skills into smaller, manageable pieces. [...]

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 [...]

2020-03-21T13:56:42-04:00

Student Guide: Expressing Ideas

Description This guide will help prepare you to clearly and effectively express ideas (in written, oral and other forms) for particular purposes and audiences, using diverse formats and settings to inform, persuade, and connect with others. It will also help you to earn ratings for all of the skills in the competency [...]

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 [...]

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

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