Digital Literacy

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Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:45 minutes

Score Type:Auto Score

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Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Compare and contrast, Evaluate, Google Docs, Graphic organizer, Internet, Language Arts, Online shared documents, Read for understanding, Technical writing, Technology


Objectives:

  • Students compare and contrast a piece of expository writing with a technical writing piece.
  • Students choose and read several different types of technical writing.
  • Students rate technical writing pieces based on certain criteria.
  • Students discuss technical writing pieces with a partner.
  • Students create and publish technical writing using technical writing strategies.

Subjects:

Awareness of / Adjust For

Language Arts > Writing > Purposeful Writing > Audience > Awareness of / Adjust For

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids Expository > Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Communication to Others

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Create Communication Products 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

Functional

Language Arts > Writing > Products / Formats > Technical > Functional

Graphic organizers

Information Literacy > ALA Information Literacy > Organization / Learning Aids > Graphic organizers

Internet Search Engines

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Research > Internet Search Engines

Manuals / Warranties / Functional Text

Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Genre > Technical > Manuals / Warranties / Functional Text

Manuals / Warranties / Functional Text

Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Technical > Manuals / Warranties / Functional Text

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Text Features > General Layout / Headings > Nonfiction

Student Technical Writing and Documentation Production 

Information Technology > Student Use > Student Technical Writing and Documentation Production 

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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Standards:

S.1.c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
S.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.2a Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.6.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 6 on page 53.)
ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/ effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.7.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 7 on page 53.)
ELA-Literacy.W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.8.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 8 on page 53.)
ELA-Literacy.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
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