LAFS.910.WHST.2.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 910
Strand: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

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7921030: Fundamental World History (Specifically in versions: 2013 - 2015, 2015 - 2017 (course terminated))
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0104335: Drawing 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond)
0104365: Painting 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond)
0102305: Ceramics/Pottery 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond)
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2100335: African-American History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond)
7912075: Access Algebra 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 and beyond)
7967015: Access Drawing 1 (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond)
0300305: Introduction to Dance (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond)
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Type: 3D Modeling

Lesson Plans

Diabetes: More Than Just Sugar:

This diabetes MEA provides students with the opportunity to investigate finding affordable health coverage, a problem common to many people living with diabetes. Students must rank doctors based on certain costs and the specific services they provide. The main focus of this MEA is to determine the best doctors to go to for diabetic care and treatment, weighing factors such as insurance, cost, doctor visits, location, patient ratings, number of years in business, diet, exercise, weight management, stress management, network participation, and support groups.

Type: Lesson Plan

NASA Space Shuttle Mission Patches:

Students apply geometric measures and methods, art knowledge, contextual information, and utilize clear and coherent writing to analyze NASA space shuttle mission patches from both a mathematical design and visual arts perspective.

Type: Lesson Plan

Macromolecule Snack Attack:

In this MEA, students will be introduced to the four biological macromolecules through common snack foods found in vending machines. They will act as dietitians selecting and ranking snack foods based on given their nutrition labels and knowledge of the structure and function of the four biological macromolecules.

Type: Lesson Plan

Interchangeable Wristwatch Band:

Students use measures and properties of rectangular prisms and cylinders to model and rank 3D printable designs of interchangeable wristwatch bands that satisfy physical constraints.

Type: Lesson Plan

Manufacturing Designer Gear T-Shirts:

In this Algebra 1 MEA, students will solve systems of equations from data given in a table. Students will find the break-even point and rank the t-shirt manufacturing companies from best to worst.

Type: Lesson Plan

How Fast Do Objects Fall?:

Students will investigate falling objects with very low air friction.

Type: Lesson Plan

MAP Gas Study:

This MEA presents data on modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) gas mixtures. Students are given standard data and asked to apply it to a new product.

Type: Lesson Plan

Designing an Ecosystem:

In this lesson students will design a completely imaginary ecosystem that is comprised of producers, consumers, secondary consumers, and decomposers. Students will design the ecosystem by determining the location of the ecosystem and the biotic and abiotic factors in the ecosystem. The students will also include the number of organisms at each trophic level, and any adaptations the organisms must have to live in their ecosystem.

Type: Lesson Plan

Camouflage in the Ocean:

In this lesson, students will complete two mini-labs to explore how colors change as you descend in an aquatic environment. Based on their observations they are challenged to design a camouflage pattern which could be used below the upper, sun-lit portions of the ocean, AND defend their design decisions in written form.

Type: Lesson Plan

Environmental Awareness: How are Humans Impacting the Environment & What Can We Do to Help?:

In this lesson, students will examine different ways that humans are impacting ecosystems, particularly that of marine ecosystems. Links to texts on ocean pollution, oil spills, and a recent molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor are provided. Graphic organizers for students and possible answer keys to assist teachers have been included for the first two articles. Later in the lesson, students will conduct a Jigsaw activity as they learn about different ways they can help protect the environment. The summative assessment will have students conducting an explanatory writing task that will require them to synthesize what they have learned throughout the lesson. A structured rubric for grading is included. Links to additional articles on environmental topics, links to collections of articles, and ideas for extensions to the lesson are also provided.

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Professional Development

Branching Out: Growing Literacy Skills in Writing:

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By the end of this module, teachers should be able to:

  • Label the College and Career Readiness, also known as CCR, anchor standards for Writing
  • Explain the structure and organization of the grade-specific Writing standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
  • Use the grade-specific Writing standards to identify what students should know and be able to do

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Type: Professional Development

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Macromolecule Snack Attack:

In this MEA, students will be introduced to the four biological macromolecules through common snack foods found in vending machines. They will act as dietitians selecting and ranking snack foods based on given their nutrition labels and knowledge of the structure and function of the four biological macromolecules.

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This MEA presents data on modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) gas mixtures. Students are given standard data and asked to apply it to a new product.

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