Discipline: Social Studies

Grade Level: 10

Course: Global History 3

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The British Industrial Revolution
  • 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. Task analysis

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

      3. Note-taking

      Ability to annotate source material; ability to utilize note-taking method to organize key ideas and notes.

  • Skills Cluster 2: Reading Process
    • Skill Definition

      1. Active reading

      Ability to read and annotate primary and secondary texts to identify the central point and main supporting elements of a text.

      L2: Ability to identify and analyze competing arguments.

      2. Active reading 2

      Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources.

      2. Essential vocabulary

      Ability to identify and master terms essential to understanding a text.

  • Skills Cluster 3: Transition to Writing
    • Skill Definition

      1. Bridging Conversation

      Ability to prepare for composing process.

      Ability to discuss evidence supporting claim. 

  • Skills Cluster 4: Writing Process
    • Skill Definition

      1. Claim

      Ability to craft a claim in an opening paragraph.

      2. Development 1

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

      3. Development 2

      Ability to identify and rebut/refute competing arguments.

      4. Development 3

      Ability to reaffirm the claim and discuss/reflect on implications.

      5. Revision

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

      6. Editing

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

      7. Completion

      Ability to submit final piece that meets expectations.

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