Discipline: Social Studies

Grade Level: 7

Course: U.S. History

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U.S. Intervention in Foreign Wars
  • Skills Cluster 1: Preparing for the Task
    • Skill Definition

      1. Bridging conversation

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

      2. Project planning

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

  • 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. Essential vocabulary

      Ability to apply strategies for developing an understanding of a text by locating

      3. Note taking

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

      4. Organizing notes

      Ability to prioritize and narrow supporting information.

  • Skills Cluster 3: Transition to Writing
    • Skill Definition

      1. Bridging conversation

      Ability to transition from reading or researching phase to the writing phase.

  • Skills Cluster 4: Writing Process
    • Skill Definition

      1. Planning

      Ability to develop a line of thought and text structure appropriate to an argumentation task.

      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 argument, 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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