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CC Tasks: Can Animals Think?
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This unit uses the topic of animal cognition to teach the students ...

This unit uses the topic of animal cognition to teach the students to analyze informational texts and to understand the author's point of view. Students demonstrate their mastery of content and ability to synthesize information by writing an informative/explanatory text.

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Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
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New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CC Tasks: Can Animals Think? (Grade 6)
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Task Description: This task is embedded in a 3-4 week unit that ...

Task Description: This task is embedded in a 3-4 week unit that uses the topic of animal cognition as a means to teach students how to analyze and navigate informational texts, as well as study the purposeful decisions an author makes to best convey his/her point of view in writing. This unit contains a series of 3 tasks that build in complexity. This task asks students to read an informational text and write an essay in which they use textual evidence to explain how the author develops his/her point of view on the question, "Can animals think?" Responses must adhere to standard English grammar and usage convention, focusing on standard capitalization.

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Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
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New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CC Tasks: Garden Helpers (Grade K)
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Task Description: This task asks students to write an information/explanatory report demonstrating ...

Task Description: This task asks students to write an information/explanatory report demonstrating what they learned from an informational text. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the main idea of the text - not all bugs are bad - by retelling key details. This task is embedded in a unit that introduces students to informational texts as sources of information, or ŇteachersÓ that we can learn from. After spending time exploring nonfiction texts, through read alouds as well as collaborative and independent research, students will demonstrate their understanding by writing a book about what theyŐve learned from a nonfiction read aloud. The unit length is approximately 3 weeks, depending on studentsŐ incoming familiarity with nonfiction, and can be extended with enrichment activities.

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Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
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New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CC Tasks: Investigating Sharks (Grade 3)
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Task Description: This task asks students to write an opinion on an ...

Task Description: This task asks students to write an opinion on an informational text reading. Students must be able to use reasons and facts to support their opinions based on information provided in the informational text. This 2-3 week unit extends student understanding of informational texts, through having students use these texts as the basis for their writing.

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Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
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New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CC Tasks: John Muir - Conservationist on the Quarter (Grade 4)
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Task Description: Students write an essay using key details from the text ...

Task Description: Students write an essay using key details from the text to explain why John Muir devoted his life to conservation efforts and describe the effect that his work had on preserving the beauty of nature. This task is embedded in a 2-3 week unit that uses the topic of human impact on environment as a means to teach students how to analyze and navigate informational texts. Students will write an essay at the end of the unit demonstrating their mastery of the content and their ability to make inferences within a specific text.

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Literature
Fine Arts
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New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CC Tasks: John Muir - Supports for ELL (Grade 4)
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This packet contains pre-reading, pre-teaching vocabulary and background knowledge supports for English ...

This packet contains pre-reading, pre-teaching vocabulary and background knowledge supports for English Language Learners for the John Muir: Conservationist on the Quarter task.

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Language Education (ESL)
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
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New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CC Tasks: My Report About Frogs (Grade 1)
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Common Core Task Description: This task asks students to write an informative ...

Common Core Task Description: This task asks students to write an informative text and use information/facts to write a report about what was learned. This 3-4 week unit leads students in an exploration of informational texts. Read alouds and structured conversations are used to guide students in the process of using an informational text as a learning tool (i.e., gathering facts from what an author has written). Students then use what they have learned from a mentor text to create their own teaching text. Extensions for continued learning around frogs are included.

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Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
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New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CC Tasks: Omnivore's Dilemma (Grade 7)
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Task Description: This unit uses the topic of food choice as a ...

Task Description: This unit uses the topic of food choice as a means to teach students how to analyze and navigate informational texts. This 2-3 week unit contains a series of three tasks that build in complexity. This culminating task asks students to use textual evidence to write an essay analyzing how the author organized and developed his argument regarding the omnivoreŐs dilemma in his chapter, ŇThe OmnivoreŐs DilemmaÓ from Michael PollanŐs The OmnivoreŐs Dilemma (Young ReaderŐs Edition)

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Fine Arts
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New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CC Tasks:  TCRWP Nonfiction Reading & Ar
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This packet contains two units designed to support students towards proficiency in ...

This packet contains two units designed to support students towards proficiency in reading, analyzing nonfiction texts and analyzing information across multiple texts. Students write argument essays on the topic of high school sports programming, basing their arguments on research.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CC Tasks: TCRWP Nonfiction Reading and O
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This packet contains two units designed to support students towards proficiency in ...

This packet contains two units designed to support students towards proficiency in reading and analyzing nonfiction texts, integrating information across multiple texts, and writing argument essays based on their research.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Grade K Literacy: Garden Helpers
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This task asks students to write an informative/explanatory report demonstrating what they ...

This task asks students to write an informative/explanatory report demonstrating what they have learned from an informational text. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the main idea of the text "not all bugs are bad" by retelling key details.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017