# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agriscience Exploration Task 382506810

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 determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
  1. Identify word origins and derivations.
  2. Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.
  3. Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.
  4. Identify connotations.
  5. Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
  6. Use word-reference materials to determine meanings and etymology.
  7. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
  2. Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
  3. Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
  4. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  5. Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
  6. Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
  7. Identify the main idea.
  8. Summarize text identifying supporting details.
  9. Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
  10. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  11. Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
  12. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  13. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.