Addressing More than One Standard

If you and your students are new to EFF, or if you are looking to use an activity to assess learning for accountability purposes, we recommend that you select just one standard to work on. But if you already are fairly familiar with the Standards, there may be situations in which you want to work on more than one Standard at the same time. Two Standards often complement one another. For example you can combine:

  • Write and Research: Research a job of interest and write about whether it is a good choice for you.
  • Plan and Speak: Plan what to say to a group of teen mothers about your experiences as a parent and then give the oral presentation.
  • Listen and Solve Problems: Listen actively at a community meeting about hazardous waste and then help to come up with a plan of action.

Suggestions to consider when addressing more than one Standard:

  1. Choose one of the Standards as primary. This is the one that will receive the most focused attention in terms planning, documentation, and assessment.
  2. Address the secondary Standard by:
    • Talking with students about how it is being used in the learning activity.
    • Referring to the secondary Standard as you plan your lessons.
    • After the learning activity is completed, looking back with students to reflect on how they addressed that Standard.
    • Following-up with a learning activity that focuses explicitly on the secondary Standard (making it the primary Standard).