CRAs for Classroom Use

Subjects:
Cross-disciplinary, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
CRA Description:
This assignment asks students to access, evaluate, and make use of credible, appropriate websites and other internet resources for the purpose of targeted research. Using rubrics and guidelines, students will identify, collaboratively discuss, prioritize, and then defend web resources that will support their arguments and meet the criteria for credibility, validity, and reliability.
Subjects:
Cross-disciplinary, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
CRA Description:
This assignment asks students to navigate and use textbooks at a college level. Final Product: Students will write a 2-page analysis of the textbook used in the exercise. They will analyze the textbook’s organization and its methods of presenting information, as well as discuss strategies a reader might use to comprehend and remember material from this text.
Subjects:
Cross-disciplinary, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
CRA Description:
This activity challenges students to think about life after high school: Where do they hope to be? What do they want to be doing? More importantly, what is it going to take to get there, and what will the environment be like once they arrive?
Subjects:
Cross-disciplinary, English Language Arts
CRA Description:
This assignment asks students to predict and confirm meanings of words, reflect upon appropriate contexts in which to use their new words, and construct brief passages in which the words are used appropriately. The assignment assesses and improves students’ ability to infer and confirm meanings of words using context, word parts (roots and affixes), and dictionaries.