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Template Tasks

Critical
Focus
Analysis

Comparison

Evaluation

Problem/
Solution

Cause/
Effect

Argumentation
RESEARCH

READING

1. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching
(informational texts) on (content), write an (essay or substitute)
in which you argue _____ (content). Support your position with
evidence from your research
3. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write an (essay or
substitute) in which you compare _____ (content) and argue
_____ (content). Support your position with evidence from your
research.
5. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write an (essay or
substitute) in which you discuss _____ (content) and evaluate
_____ (content). Support your position with evidence from your
research.
7. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write an (essay or
substitute) in which you identify a problem _____ (content) and
propose a solution. Support your position with evidence from
your research.
9. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write an (essay or
substitute) in which you argue the causes of_____ (content) and
explain the effects of _____ content. What conclusions can you
draw? Support your position with evidence from your research.

2. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____ (literature or
informational texts), write an (essay or substitute) in which you
address the question and argue _____ (content). Support your
position with evidence from the texts.
4. [Insert Critical Focus Question]] After reading _____ (literature or
informational text), write an (essay or substitute) in which you
compare _____ (content) and argue _____ (content). Support your
position with evidence from the texts.

Template Tasks
Critical
Focus
Description
Procedural/
Sequential

6. [Insert Critical Focus Question]] After reading _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write an (essay or
substitute) in which you discuss _____ (content) and evaluate _____
(content). Support your position with evidence from the texts.
8. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write an (essay or
substitute) in which you identify a problem _____ (content) and
propose a solution. Support your position with evidence from the
texts.
10. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write an (essay or
substitute) in which you argue the causes of_____ (content) and
explains the effects of _____ content. What conclusions can you
draw? Support your position with evidence from the texts.

Narrative
RESEARCH

READING

26. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (narrative or
substitute) in which you describe _____ (content
28. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (narrative or
substitute) in which you relate _____ (content).

27. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____ (literature or
informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (narrative or
substitute) from the perspective of _____ (content).
29. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (narrative or
substitute) from the perspective of _____ (content)

Template Tasks

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Template Tasks
Critical
Focus
Definition

Description

Procedural
Sequential
Procedural
Sequential

Synthesis

Analysis

Comparison

Cause/
Effect

Informational
RESEARCH

11. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (report or
substitute) in which you define_____ (term and concept) and
explain _____ (content). Support your discussion with
evidence from your research.
13 [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (report or
substitute) in which you describe _____ (content). Support
your discussion with evidence from your research.
15. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (report or
substitute) in which you relate how _____ (content). Support
your discussion with evidence from your research.
17. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), developing a
hypothesis and conducting an experiment examining _____
(content), write a laboratory report in which you explain your
procedures, and results and confirms or rejects your
hypothesis. What conclusions can you draw?
18. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (report or
substitute) in which you explain _____ (content). Support
your position with evidence from your research.
20. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (report or
substitute) in which you analyze _____ (content), providing
evidence to clarify your analysis.
22. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (report or
substitute) in which you compare_____ (content). Support
your position with evidence from your research.
24. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After researching _____
(informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (report or
substitute) in which you examine the causes of _____
(content) and explain the effects of _____ content. Support
your position with evidence from the texts.

READING
12. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____ (informational
texts) on _____ (content), write a (report or substitute) in which you
define ______ (term and concept) and explain _____ (content). Support
your discussion with evidence the texts.
14.[Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____ (informational
texts) on _____ (content), write an (essay, report or substitute) in which
you describe _____ (content). Support your discussion with evidence the
texts.
16. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____ (informational
texts) on _____ (content), write a (report or substitute) in which you relate
how _____ (content). Support your discussion with evidence from the
texts.

19. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____ (literature or
informational texts) on _____ (content), write a/an(essay, report or
substitute) in which you explain _____ (content). Support your position
with evidence from the texts.
21. [Insert Critical Focus Question]] After reading _____ (informational
texts) on _____ (content), write a (report essay or substitute) in which you
analyze _____ (content), providing evidence to illustrate or clarify your
analysis.
23. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____ (literature or
informational texts) on _____ (content), write a (report, essay or
substitute) in which you compare_____ (content). Support your position
with evidence from the texts.
25. [Insert Critical Focus Question] After reading _____ (informational
texts) on _____ (content), write a (report or substitute) in which you
examine the causes of _____ (content) and explain the effects of _____
content. Support your position with evidence from the texts.

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