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

 
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Prokaryotes - Earth's First Inhabitants

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
 
Big Idea:

Challenge students misconception of the most important prokaryote of all - BACTERIA !!!

 
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Oreo Argument - Part 1

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument - Part 1
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument - Part 1
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A recipe will help us make our own.

 
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Mutations: How Gene Changes Can Lead to Harmful, Beneficial, or Neutral Effects

7th Grade Science » Unit: Inheritance and Variation
7th Grade Science » Unit: Inheritance and Variation
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Why is DNA called The Molecule of Life? Exploring the relationship between mutations and genetic flow of information and its possible effects on organisms.

 
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The Beauty of A Flower - Structure and Function

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes Flowers
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes Flowers
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Structure of flower increases probability of successful reproduction in plants.

 
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CERC - Writing an Evidence Based Argument

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use a claim, supporting evidence, logical reasoning, and a conclusion to write an evidence based argument.

 
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Asexual Reproduction

7th Grade Science » Unit: Inheritance and Variation
7th Grade Science » Unit: Inheritance and Variation
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore how asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information.

 
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Should Your School Get Rid of Sports?

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument - Part 1
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument - Part 1
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Controversy here we come...

 
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You Have Alot of Nerves - An Introduction to the Nervous System

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Introduction to nervous system specifically its two subsystems, central and peripheral nervous system.

 
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Planning Out Our Claim, Reasons and Evidence

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Explanatory Essay
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Explanatory Essay
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What do you claim?

Standards:
 
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Skeletal System - Structure and Function

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Skeletal system is a living system that depends on a subsystem of cells and tissues to function.

 
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Digestive System - The Role of Enzymes

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Digestion begins in the mouth through both mechanical and chemical digestion.

 
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Muscular System - Structure and Function

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students develop an argument on how the body, including muscular system, is a system composed of a specialized group of cells and tissues. (MS-LS1-3) (Crosscutting Concepts: Systems and System Models).

 
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What do you think?

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument - Part 1
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument - Part 1
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Don't Be a Lemming...

 
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Investigating Reproductive Strategies

7th Grade Science » Unit: Inheritance and Variation
7th Grade Science » Unit: Inheritance and Variation
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

There are advantages and disadvantages to both sexual and asexual reproduction.

 
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Pollination - The Story Behind Bees and Flowers

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes Flowers
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes Flowers
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Effect of insect behavior on pollination.

 
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Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

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

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

Establish and maintain a formal style.

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

Common Core ELA
 
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