Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Strand: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
This lesson is designed to teach the specifics of supply and demand. Determinants, as well as effects on equilibrium, will be covered. A short (1/2 to 1 page) argumentative essay and quiz will be the final assessments to determine students' mastery. A PowerPoint, writing rubric, final quiz and answer key have been included with the lesson.
In this lesson student will keep a scientific notebook to relate the major structure of fungi to their functions. Students will review several resources on fungi as well as conduct an investigation using yeast to compare its decomposition properties.
In this unique 2-day lesson, students reflect on events from their own lives to understand how learning history depends on different perspectives and the reliability of source information. On Day 1, students write their version of their birth and discuss the limitation of their own perspective with a classmate. For homework, they then create an autobiographical "pamphlet" of key events and must interview another person to get their perspective on the event, corroborating the 2 versions and taking notes on the interview. On Day 2, students share their events and what they have learned, and the teacher explains how studying history depends on a similar corroboration-cross-checking-of evidence.