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. [...]

ELA Competencies and Continua


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 [...]

Student Guide: Informational Writing


Description The tools in this guide will help you earn ratings for all the skills in the competency ELA.4 Writing Informational Texts. Read through the skills and indicators on the continuum for ELA.4 Writing Informational Texts so you understand how your teachers will rate your performance. Author: Jessica Thacher [...]

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 [...]

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