Student-facing ELA Continua Blocks

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

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

2020-03-23T08:54:17-04:00

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

2021-09-17T11:57:17-04:00

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: Narrative Writing

2021-09-17T11:55:46-04:00

Description The tools in this guide will help you earn ratings for all the skills in the competency ELA.5 Writing Narratives. Read through the skills and indicators on the continuum for ELA.5 Writing Narratives so you understand how your teachers will rate your performance. Author: Jessica Thacher and Jim Novak [...]

Student Guide: Conducting Research

2021-09-17T11:54:00-04:00

Description The tools in this guide will help you earn ratings for all the skills in the competency ELA.7 Conducting Research. Read through the skills and indicators on the continuum for ELA.7 Conducting Research so you understand how your teachers will rate this task. Author: Jessica Thacher [...]

Student Guide: Expressing Ideas

2021-09-17T11:52:40-04:00

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 earn ratings for all the skills in the competency ELA.2 Expressing Ideas. Use [...]

Student Guide: Argumentative Writing

2021-09-17T11:49:20-04:00

Description The tools in this guide will help you earn ratings for all the skills in the competency ELA.3 Writing Arguments. Read through the skills and indicators on the continuum for ELA.3 Writing Arguments so you understand how teachers will rate your writing. Author: Jessica Thatcher and Jim Novak [...]

Learning Activity Guide: Cornell Notes

2021-09-17T11:05:50-04:00

Note taking is an important skill for 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 B-21 [...]

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