read critically

Curriculum Embedded Task
New Hampshire Task Bank, Writing about Reading
Louisa Bliss
Lucy Calkins
Audra Kirshbaum Robb
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English / Language Arts
7, 8
Middle (6-8)

A Companion Book is a literary analysis of a piece of literature.  The purpose of a companion book is for students to write powerfully and analytically about their reading; to think big about themes but always connecting them to the events and characters in the book.  As...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Inquiry By Design, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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English / Language Arts
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...