# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Agriscience Task 579249331

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Participate in an SAE.


Participation should include
  • developing, completing, or continuing a plan to participate in an SAE as a work-based learning experience, based on personal and career goals
  • documenting experience, connections, positions held, and competencies attained, using the Virginia SAE Record Book
  • researching available awards and degrees, based on SAE participation.

Teacher resources:

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the advantages of participating in work-based learning experiences and projects?
  • How do SAEs help prepare students for the workforce?
  • What are some examples of SAEs in AFNR?

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.