Discipline: Science

Grade Level: 7

Course: Life Science

©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011

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

      Task Analysis

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

  • Skills Cluster 2: Reading Process
    • Skill Definition

      1. Reading “Habits of Mind”

      Ability to select appropriate texts and understand reading strategies needed for the task.

      2. Note Taking

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

      3. Organizing Notes

      Ability to prioritize and narrow supporting information.

  • Skills Cluster 3: Transition to Writing
    • Skill Definition

      Bridging Conversation

      Ability to prepare for composing process.

  • Skills Cluster 4: Writing Process
    • Skill Definition

      1.Write an Opening

      Ability to write an opening that includes controlling idea, context for composition, and lead-in to development.

      2. Development

      Ability to construct an initial draft with an emerging line of thought and structure.

      3. Revision

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

      4. Editing

      Ability to apply editing strategies and presentation applications.

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