# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Agriscience Task 1728850168

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify the benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership.


Identification should include

  • benefits
    • listing opportunities to participate in community improvement projects and career development events (CDEs) and leadership development events (LDEs)
    • exploring leadership development opportunities
  • responsibilities
    • researching the responsibilities of FFA officers, committees, and members
    • locating resources that guide participation in FFA activities
    • explaining the FFA Creed, Motto, Salute, and mission statement
    • explaining the meaning of the FFA emblem, colors, and symbols
    • explaining significant events and the history of the organization.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does one become an FFA member?
  • What is the FFA’s mission and how does it accomplish its mission?
  • What are the benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership?
  • What five FFA activities are available through the local chapter?
  • What are some significant events in FFA history? How have these events shaped membership over time?
  • What is the FFA program of activities (POA), and how is it used?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
  2. Identify main idea.
  3. Summarize supporting details.
  4. Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
  6. Identify the author’s organizational pattern(s).
  7. Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
  8. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  9. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  10. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  11. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.


The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.
  1. Engage in writing as a recursive process.
  2. Choose audience and purpose.
  3. Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
  4. Organize writing to fit mode or topic.
  5. Write narratives to include characters, plot, setting, and point of view.
  6. Establish a central idea incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure.
  7. Compose a thesis statement for expository and persuasive writing.
  8. Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
  9. Use transition words and phrases.
  10. Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.
  11. Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
  12. Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.


The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
  1. Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.
  2. Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.
  3. Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.
  4. Eliminate double negatives.
  5. Use quotation marks with dialogue.
  6. Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
  7. Use correct spelling for frequently used words.
  8. Use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.


The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.
  1. Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
  2. Collect and organize information from multiple sources.
  3. Evaluate and analyze the validity and credibility of sources.
  4. Cite primary and secondary sources.
  5. Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.