Discipline: English/Language Arts 

Grade Level: 10th Grade

Course: English/Language Arts 

©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011

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  • Pre-module
    • Skill Definition

      I. Pre-module

      Ability to identify characteristics of scientific texts.

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

      I. Bridging Conversation

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

      I. Task Analysis

      Ability to understand prompt and rubric.

      I. Project Planning

      Ability to plan to produce a product and work through incremental steps.

  • Skills Cluster 2: Reading Process
    • Skill Definition

      Active Reading 1

      Ability to read texts explicitly; to analyze texts for specific purposes; to draw evidence from a relevant source.

      Active Reading II: Note-taking & Annotation

      Ability to summarize a text(s) and select/prioritize relevant evidence from the text.

      Active Reading III: Disciplinary Literacy

      Ability to identify the stylistic characteristics of writing within the disciplines (scientific editorial).

      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. 


      Ability to organize reading notes into an outline or organizer.

  • Skills Cluster 3: Transition to Writing
    • Skill Definition

      Bridging Conversation

      Ability to prepare for composing process.

  • Skills Cluster 4: Writing Process
    • Skill Definition

      Establishing Claim

      Ability to establish a claim and develop a line of thought supportive of claim.

      Initial Draft

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


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


      Ability to apply editing strategies and presentation applications.

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