Discipline: Science

Grade Level: 6-8 

Course: 8th Grade Science

©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011

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Energy Transfer
What
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

      Pre-reading

      Ability to understand how reading science is different than reading stories.

      Active reading

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

      Essential vocabulary

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

      Note-taking 1

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

      Note-taking 2

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

  • Skills Cluster 3: Transition to Writing
    • Skill Definition

      Bridging conversation

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

  • Skills Cluster 4: Writing Process
    • Skill Definition

      Initiation of task

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

      Development

      Ability to construct an initial draft with a thesis statement.

      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.

      Editing

      Ability to apply editing strategies and presentation applications.

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