The Literacy Design Collaborative defines Literacy Tasks as reading and writing prompts, asking students to take on an important issue in science, history, ELA, or another subject. Literacy tasks will be part of both PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessments.
Defined STEM offers cross curricular real-world literacy tasks allowing students to research and write about exciting themes, careers, and issues relevant today. Each common core aligned task contains grade appropriate research resources and tier three vocabulary. Teaching tools such as relevant introductory videos and rubrics are also included with each task. Every literacy task is also aligned with engaging real-world performance tasks which will also be part of both Smarter Balanced and PARCC Assessments.
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