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IFC original and writable Assessments: Grade 7

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7.1 - States and verifies what is known about the problem or question and makes connections to prior knowledge

Assessment:  7.1 Predicting Answers to Inquiry Questions


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7.2 - Analyzes and evaluates what is known, observed or experienced to form tentative thesis or hypothesis

Assessment:  7.2 Developing Focus Questions


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7.3 - Evaluates quality of electronic and print information for usefulness, currency, authority, and accuracy

Assessment:  7.3 Notetaking Grid


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7.3 - Evaluates quality of electronic and print information for usefulness, currency, authority, and accuracy

Assessment:  7.3 Website Evaluation


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7.4 - Uses both facts and opinions responsibly by identifying and verifying them

Assessment:  7.4 Fact vs. Opinion

Please note:  One of the greatest advantages of the ESIFC Assessments is that they can be used across grade levels.  The lesson posted here for Assessment 7.4 was planned for and taught to a Grade 12 class that was struggling with distinguishing fact from opinion.  This "reaching down" for ESIFC Assessments to teach our students skills they have not yet mastered is not only appropriate, but also strongly encouraged.  

Lesson created by:  P. Sarles

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7.5 - Uses common organizational patterns (chronological oder, cause and effect, compare/contrast) to organize information in order to draw conclusions

Assessment:  7.5 Cause and Effect Diagram


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7.5 - Uses common organizational patterns (chronological order, cause and effect, compare/contrast) to organize information in order to draw conclusions

Assessment:  7.5 One Cause/One Effect


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7.5 - Uses common organizational patterns (chronological order, cause and effect, compare/contrast) to organize information in order to draw conclusions

Assessment:  7.5 Cause-Effect Chart


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7.5 - Uses common organizational patterns (chronological order, cause and effect, compare/contrast) to organize information in order to draw conclusions

Assessment:  7.5 Chain-of-Events


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7.5 - Uses common organizational patterns (chronological order, cause and effect, compare/contrast) to organize information in order to draw conclusions

7.5 - Uses common organizational patterns (chronological order, cause and effect, compare/contrast) to organize information in order to draw conclusions

Assessment:  7.5 Time Sequence Organizer


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7.5 - Uses common organizational patterns (chronological order, cause and effect, compare/contrast) to organize information in order to draw conclusions

Assessment:  7.5 Flow Chart


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7.6 - Interprets information and ideas by defining, classifying, and inferring

Assessment:  7.6 Readers Make Inferences


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7.7 - Cites all sources used according to local style formats

Assessment:  7.7 Bibliography Worksheet


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7.8 - Uses established criteria or collaborates with classmates and teacher to develop criteria for assessment

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