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Lifelong Practices in the Content Areas

Lifelong Practices in the Content Areas

Take a look at the practices of readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and more! Engaging in activities that are connected to these practices can support a significant amount of learning!

Lifelong Practices of Readers:

  • Think, write, speak, and listen to understand
  • Read often and widely from a range of global and diverse texts
  • Read for multiple purposes, including for learning and for pleasure
  • Self-select texts based on interest
  • Persevere through challenging, complex texts
  • Enrich personal language, background knowledge, and vocabulary through reading and communicating with others
  • Monitor comprehension and apply reading strategies flexibly
  • Make connections (to self, other texts, ideas, cultures, eras, etc.)  

Lifelong Practices of Writers:

  • Think, read, speak, and listen to support writing
  • Write often and widely in a variety of formats, using print and digital resources and tools
  • Write for multiple purposes, including for learning and for pleasure
  • Persevere through challenging writing tasks
  • Enrich personal language, background knowledge, and vocabulary through writing and communicating with others
  • Experiment and play with language
  • Analyze mentor texts to enhance writing
  • Strengthen writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach 

Mathematical Practices:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

 Science and Engineering Practices:

  • Asking questions and defining problems.
  • Developing and using models.
  • Planning and carrying out investigations. 
  • Analyzing and interpreting data. 
  • Using mathematics and computational thinking. 
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions. 
  • Engaging in argument from evidence. 
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.  

Social Studies Practices:

  • Gathering, Interpreting and Using Evidence.
  • Chronological Reasoning and Causation.
  • Comparison and Contextualization.
  • Geographic Reasoning.
  • Economics and Economic Systems.
  • Civic Participation. 

Arts Practices:

  • Create.
  • Perform, Present, Produce.
  • Respond.
  • Connect. 
Physical Education Practices:
  • Demonstrates perseverance and resilience
  • Advocates for self, others, and community
  • Respects and embraces individual and cultural differences
  • Adapts to multiple environments
  • Acquires skills necessary to live a healthy life
  • Demonstrates a commitment to safety
  • Uses motivational strategies to encourage self and others’ participation in a physical activity
  • Exhibits civility when confronted with adversity
  • Connects the physical well-being to social emotional wellness

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