Discipline: Career and Technical Education

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

Course: Business & Computer Science

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Career Exploration Wrap Up: Informational
What
Skills?
  • Skills Cluster 1: Preparing for the Task
    • Skill Definition

      TASK ENGAGEMENT:

      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.

  • Skill Cluster 2: Reading Process
    • Skill Definition

      TEXT SELECTION:

      Ability to identify appropriate texts.

      ACTIVE READING:

      Ability to identify the central point and main supporting elements of a text.

      ESSENTIAL VOCABULARY:

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

      ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:

      Ability to use and credit sources appropriately.

      NOTE TAKING:

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

  • Skill Cluster 3: Transition to Writing
    • Skill Definition

      BRIDGING:

      Ability to begin linking reading results to writing task.

  • Skill Cluster 4: Writing Process
    • Skill Definition

      CONTROLLING IDEA:

      Ability to establish a controlling idea and consolidate information relevant to task.

      PLANNING:

      Ability to develop a line of thought and text structure appropriate to an information/explanation task.

      DEVELOPMENT:

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

      REVISION:

      Ability to refine text, including line of thought, language usage, and tone as appropriate to audience and purpose.

      EDITING:

      Ability to proofread and format a piece to make it more effective.

      COMPLETION:

      Ability to submit final piece that meets expectations.

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