I can break apart words into syllable segments to help me decode words I do not know.
I can break down unknown words into units of meaning (affix, root) to determine definitions.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
I can use linking words and phrases and transition words to connect my ideas.
I can use illustrations to help readers understand my topic.
I can find the most important points and key details found in two texts on the same subject.
I can compare the most important points and key details of two texts on the same topic.
I can find differences or contrast the most important points and key details in two texts on the same topic.