Grade Level: Grade Eight
Course: Physical Science
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Ability to connect the task and new content to existing knowledge, skills, experiences, interests, and concerns.
Ability to understand and explain the task’s prompt and rubric.
Ability to plan so that the task is accomplished on time.
Reading “habits of mind”
Ability to select appropriate texts and understand necessary reading strategies needed for the task.
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 read purposefully and select relevant information; to summarize and/or paraphrase.
Ability to prioritize and narrow supporting information.
Ability to transition from reading or researching phase to the writing phase.
Ability to develop a line of thought and text structure appropriate to an argumentation task.
Initiation of task
Ability to establish a controlling idea and consolidate information relevant to task.
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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