# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1256907884

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Examine rights and responsibilities of homeowners, landlords, and tenants.

Definition

Examination should focus on the rights and responsibilities of all parties as specified in

  • the legal contracts
  • the municipality’s housing code
  • the Fair Housing Act, regarding the prohibition of discrimination in real estate transactions
  • The Virginia Residential and Landlord Tenant Act (VRLTA).

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What are the qualities of a responsible homeowner? A good tenant? A good landlord?
  • How are a landlord’s responsibilities similar to, and different from, those of a homeowner?
  • What issues are most likely to cause disagreements between landlords and tenants? Between neighbors? Between homeowners and neighborhood associations?
  • When do the rights and responsibilities of homeowners differ according to the type of property? For example, if someone buys a condominium or a cooperative apartment, are his or her rights and responsibilities the same as the owner of a single family home?
  • Where can renters and homeowners get information concerning tenant/landlord responsibilities?
  • How are landlords and tenants represented under the Virginia Residential and Landlord Tenant Act of 2011?
Communication
  • What communication skills are needed to resolve conflict between landlords and tenants?
  • What communication skills are needed to interpret a sales contract or a rental agreement?
  • What criteria may landlords use to select tenants? What criteria should tenants use to evaluate prospective rental space?
  • What is the criteria for taking legal action to resolve differences?
Leadership
  • What ethical issues may arise during the purchase, sale, or rental of housing?
  • What leadership skills can landlords use to satisfy the needs of tenants?
  • What rights do homeowners and tenants have in common?
  • What is the role of a realtor in home ownership or leasing?

Related Standards of Learning

English

8.6

The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
  2. Apply knowledge of text features and organizational patterns to analyze selections.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview or locate information.
  4. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  5. Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, word choice, and impact.
  6. Analyze details for relevance and accuracy.
  7. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  8. Identify the main idea.
  9. Summarize the text identifying supporting details.
  10. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  11. Evaluate, 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.

9.5

The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Apply knowledge of text features and organizational patterns to understand, analyze, and gain meaning from texts.
  2. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  3. Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  4. Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  5. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  6. Identify characteristics of expository, technical, and persuasive texts.
  7. Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.
  8. Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information.
  9. Analyze, organize, and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, complete a task, or create a product.
  10. Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate their impact.
  11. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  12. Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

10.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Financial Fitness: Earning

 

Financial Fitness: Protecting

 

Financial Fitness: Saving

 

Financial Fitness: Spending

 

Power of One: A Better You

 

FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Event Management

 

National Programs in Action

 

Professional Presentation

 

Public Policy Advocate

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

2.1.5

Apply consumer skills to decisions about housing, utilities, and furnishings.