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Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

 
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Writing Arguments from Evidence

6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
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Expert communication skills are required when explaining and presenting scientific ideas - master the art of arguing using claims, evidence and reasoning.

 
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Writing a RECALL Lab Conclusion (Part 1/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Expert communication skills are required when explaining and presenting scientific ideas - put all the pieces together to tell the world what you learned.

 
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Essential Questions - Building Student Engagement in Science (Part 1/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Engaging 21st Century Scientists
6th Grade Science » Unit: Engaging 21st Century Scientists
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can knowledge help us survive? Students explore the idea of whether "science" can help or hurt our chances of survival on Earth.

 
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6th Grade Science » Unit: Forensics
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
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Anthropology isn't just for learning about ancient civilizations. Learn how forensic anthropologists help solve modern day crimes.

 
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Mastering the Mind! How Do You Know What You Know?

6th Grade Science » Unit: Engaging 21st Century Scientists
6th Grade Science » Unit: Engaging 21st Century Scientists
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The game Mastermind simulates how we, as scientists, learn. During this activity, students think about their thinking as they work to break a simple code.

 
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Float-a-Boat: Student Choice Assessments and Cooperative Grading

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
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As scientists, we rely on criticism from our peers as a way to improve our practice. Self-reflection is also important as it allows us to practice thinking about our thinking, which leads to creative breakthroughs and meaningful work.

 
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Essential Questions - Building Student Engagement in Science (Part 2/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Engaging 21st Century Scientists
6th Grade Science » Unit: Engaging 21st Century Scientists
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can knowledge help us survive? Students explore the idea of whether "science" can help or hurt our chances of survival on Earth.

 
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Cells: The Basic Building Blocks of Living Things

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: The Cell
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: The Cell
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
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What does your house plant, pet, and grandma have in common? Let's learn and explore.

 
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The History of The Cell Theory

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: The Cell
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: The Cell
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
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In this lesson students learn the wacky history of the cell theory.

 
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Peer Review Expository Essay

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Exposition and Expository Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Exposition and Expository Writing
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
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This Exposition stuff is hard; good thing students have friends to help them out!

 
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Creating Valid Counterclaims

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
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Have kids bounce ideas off of each other, in order to develop advanced counterclaims.

 
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Force and Motion Essential Questions

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
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Where do Newton's Laws show up in our daily lives? Can knowledge of these laws help us make decisions? Students explore these ideas!

 
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Is it Good to be Bad?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Forming an Argument with "Jack and the Beanstalk"
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Forming an Argument with "Jack and the Beanstalk"
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
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Read actively and decide if Jack is good or bad.

 
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Writing an Expository Essay

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Exposition and Expository Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Exposition and Expository Writing
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
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As the Embedded Assessment for the unit, students write an Expository Essay around the theme of change.

 
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Do We Really Need the Penny?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Imagine a world where your two sense...err...cents don't count for anything! Students look at the evidence and decide, do we really need the penny?

 
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Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.

Establish and maintain a formal style.

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

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