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Unidad 12.2

Walking into the Future

6 Semanas

In this unit, the student learns about the research process while investigating a career (from multiple sources and view points) and the education and preparation required for that career path. The student then prepares and presents a research paper using the writing process (from interviewing and note-taking to publishing) to produce a high-quality report to present in an oral presentation, demonstrating written and oral competency using accurate grammatical structures, high level vocabulary and an understanding of using speech for different purposes—formal for interviews and informal with peers.

  • Preguntas Esenciales (PE) y Comprensión Duradera (CD)
  • Objetivos de Transferencia (T) y Adquisición (A)
  • Los Estándares de Puerto Rico (PRCS)
PE1 How do our personal journeys shape society, culture and our work and vice versa?
CD1 Societal, cultural, and institutional change and growth come from our personal journeys over time and influence society as well as our work.
PE2 What does it mean to be career-minded?
CD2 Successful, career-minded people identify goals and research steps towards meeting those goals.
PE3 How do my questions and interests guide my research and findings?
CD3 Good research papers are guided by personal questions, include information collected from multiple sources and cited with specific evidence.

T1. At the end of this unit, the student will be able to use his/her knowledge of research skills and the writing process to effectively demonstrate information about careers. The student will explore and examine career topics of interest and find sites and sources to read and cite and people to interview in preparation for the research writing and presentation. The student will demonstrate understanding of appropriate speech registers—formal and informal.

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A1. Demonstrate comprehension of oral presentations and discussions on a variety of social, academic, college, and career topics by asking and answering questions that show thoughtful consideration and extension of the ideas or arguments.
A2. Plan and deliver a variety of oral presentations and reports on social, academic, college, and career topics that present evidence and facts to support ideas using growing understanding of formal and informal registers.
A3. Evaluate, analyze, research/synthesize, and document inferences and conclusions drawn from in-depth critical reading of appropriate texts and viewing of multimedia (when available). Examine ideas, increasingly complex phenomena, processes, and relationships within and across texts.
A4. Conduct sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation and college profile research (for job and university search).

12. L. 1 Listen and interact with peers during class, group, and partner discussions, sustaining and building upon conversations on a variety of grade-appropriate academic, social, college, and career topics.
12.L.1b

Listen and interact with peers during class, group, and partner discussions, sustaining and building upon conversations on a variety of grade-appropriate academic, social, college, and career topics.

12.L.1a

Demonstrate comprehension of oral presentations and discussions on a variety of social, academic, college, and career topics by asking and answering questions that show thoughtful consideration and extension of the ideas or arguments.

12.S.1

Contribute to class, group, and partner discussions, sustaining conversations on a variety of appropriate and relevant academic, social, college, and career topics by following turn-taking rules, asking and answering relevant, on-topic questions, affirming others, providing additional relevant information, paraphrasing and evaluating/analyzing/synthesizing key ideas.

12.S.2

Respond orally through closed and open-ended questions to real life situations.

12.S.3

Use a variety of grade-appropriate general academic and content-specific academic, social, college, and career ready words accurately and appropriately when producing complex spoken texts and to tell, retell, explain, and analyze stories, personal experiences and current, social, college, and career events.

12.S.6

Plan and deliver a variety of oral presentations and reports on social, academic, college, and career topics that present evidence and facts to support ideas using growing understanding of formal and informal registers.

12.R.1

Evaluate, analyze, research/synthesize, and document inferences and conclusions drawn from in-depth critical reading of appropriate texts and viewing of multimedia (when available). Examine ideas, increasingly complex phenomena, processes, genre, and relationships within and across texts. Recognize fact vs. opinion and fiction vs. nonfiction as well as facts/supporting details from the texts.

12.R.7I

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

12.W.4

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning (e.g., outlines and graphic organizers), drafting, revising, editing (editing marks), rewriting, and publishing, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed, avoiding plagiarism, and considering styles (e.g., MLA and APA) and using citations.

12.W.5

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

12.W.6

Conduct sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation and college profile research (for job and university search).

12.LA.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

12.LA.1b

Express their thoughts in grammatically correct sentences and phrases in both oral and written form.+

12.LA.2a

Use punctuation rules correctly.

12.LA.2b

Spell correctly.