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Curriculum Embedded Task
Inquiry By Design, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
English / Language Arts
10
High (9-12)

This task teaches the basics of argument and requires students to demonstrate their ability to read a text critically as well as to write an evidence-based essay. Before students complete the task, they will participate in scaffolding and instructional activities. These include developing...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Inquiry By Design, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Dennie Wolf
0
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English / Language Arts
10
High (9-12)

Students will have the opportunity to explore historical photos and documents that depict life in New York City for young people in the late 1800s. Students will compare the plight of children from that time period to current-day information on the lives of young people in the city. Finally,...

Complex Project
Providence Schools
0
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English / Language Arts
12
High (9-12)
The big goals of this project are for students to write a 10-page research paper and give a 10-minute oral presentation as part of the school’s graduation requirement.

The Lottery

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Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
0
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English / Language Arts
6
Middle (6-8)

In this module middle school students analyze the classic short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.

After multiple readings of the text, students apply their understanding of literary elements to analyze Jackson’s story in a Paideia seminar.

Then students write an analysis of...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Laura Billings
0
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English / Language Arts
6, 7, 8
Middle (6-8)

This language arts module addresses the effects of language structures in non-fiction and poetry. This module involves critical analysis of genre structure, grammar, and literary devices.

Savage Harvest

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Curriculum Embedded Task
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
0
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English / Language Arts
6
Middle (6-8)

In this module, students will focus their reading and research on contemporary international child labor practices that benefit the American consumer. They will prepare an article for publication in a children’s magazine that defines child labor and focuses on the facts about this continuing...