Discipline: Science

Grade Level: 6th

Course: Science

©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011

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Skills?
  • Skills Cluster 1: Preparing for the Task
    • Skill Definition

      Bridging conversation

      Ability to connect the task and new content to existing knowledge, skills, experiences, interests, and concerns.

      Task analysis

      Ability to understand and explain the task's prompt and rubric. 

      Project planning

      Ability to plan so that the task is accomplished on time.

  • Skills Cluster 2: Reading Process
    • Skill Definition

      Active reading 1

      Ability to understand necessary reading strategies needed for the task.

      Active reading II

      Ability to understand necessary reading strategies needed for the task.

      Essential vocabulary

      Ability to apply strategies for developing an understanding of a text by locating words and phrases that identify key concepts and facts, or information. 

      Note-taking

      Ability to read purposefully and select relevant information; to summarize and/or paraphrase. 

  • Skills Cluster 3: Transition to Writing
    • Skill Definition

      Organizing notes

      Ability to prioritize and narrow notes and other supporting information.

  • Skills Cluster 4: Writing Process
    • Skill Definition

      Initiation of task

      Ability to create a thesis statement (claim) and consolidate information relevant to task.

      Development

      Ability to construct an initial draft supporting a thesis statement (claim).

      Revision

      Ability to apply revision strategies to refine development of argument, including line of thought, language usage, and tone as appropriate to audience and purpose.

      Editing

      Ability to apply editing strategies and presentation applications.

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