After weeks of research, students have decided that three main factors contributed to the tragedy of the Titanic. They will analyze their data to determine which factor contributed the most and support their opinion with evidence.
In the previous lesson, students learned how to identify if a text were written using the problem and solution structure. Today, students write their own passage using this structure and incorporating important key words.
In this lesson, students will sketch out ideas for three possible stances for their opinion writing in order to think critically about their choice and ensure they have valid and substantive evidence to support their reasoning.
Just as scientists re-evaluate data based on new criteria, during this followup lesson on classifying, students classify seashells by using print and electronic media to collaboratively revise their original classification data .