Discipline: ELA

Grade Level: 12

Course: English 4: Florida College Prep

©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011

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Stranger in the Village: Informational
What
Skills?
  • Skills Cluster 1: Preparing for the Task
    • Skill Definition

      Pretest

      Ability to connect the task and content to existing skills

      Bridging Conversation

      Ability to connect the task and new content to existing knowledge, skill, and experiences

      Task Analysis

      Ability to understand and explain the task prompt and rubric and understand the roles of the reader and writer when engaged in responding critically to a text

  • Skills Cluster 2: Reading Process
    • Skill Definition

      Preparing for Reading

      Ability to prepare for reading by selecting and applying a note-taking format

      Essential Vocabulary

      Ability to apply strategies to acquire and use academic and domain-specific vocabulary

      Active Reading and Note Taking 1

      Ability to read purposefully, and to select and record textual evidence 

      Active Reading

      Ability to orchestrate the skills, strategies, and behaviors needed to read and make meaning of the text

      Active Reading and Note Taking 2

      Ability to read purposefully, paraphrase textual evidence, and/or record direct quotes to avoid plagiarism

      Active Reading

      Ability to orchestrate the skills, strategies, and behaviors needed to read and make meaning of the text

  • Skills Cluster 3: Transition to Writing
    • Skill Definition

      Preparing for Writing

      Ability to understand analysis as a mode of discourse in explanatory writing

  • Skills Cluster 4: Writing Process
    • Skill Definition

      Project Planning

      Ability to plan a project so the writing process is accomplished on time

      Preparing as a Writer

      Ability to write a claim with text-based supporting details

      Planning

      Ability to develop a line of thought to insert and cite textual evidence appropriate and relevant for explanatory-analysis writing

      Development 1

      Ability to construct an initial draft of the body paragraphs; each including a topic sentence, supporting text-based facts, examples, and details relevant to completing the task

      Development 2

      Ability to construct an initial draft of an opening paragraph that includes a thesis sentence presenting the claim and a concluding paragraph with three parts (literal statement, interpretative statement and universal statement)

      Revision

      Ability to apply revision strategies to refine the claim, monitor line of thought, ensure relevant citations, and check language and tone as appropriate to the audience and purpose

      Editing

      Ability to proofread writing for a variety of grammatical and mechanical errors as well as for appropriate use of MLA style

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