Reflection: Writing about Nature: Are Humans just an Algae's Fart? - Section 2: Building Knowledge: What is the message?


This student's work Nature Qs demonstrates that he get purpose and context but is still struggling to identify an audience. His message is on point.  He says that people need to spend more time appreciating nature.  He goes on to say that human actions are no more important than an animal's action and he includes a quote from the text. 

It is clear that he understood the essay, now I need him to show that he can trace this idea throughout the text. 


  Student rhetorical analysis
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Writing about Nature: Are Humans just an Algae's Fart?

Unit 2: Identity and Culture: Identifying the Central Idea and Evaluating Evidence in Informational Texts
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze a central idea by determining the claim in We are all Part of Nature and analyzing its development.

Big Idea: "We owe our existence to the flatulence of blue-green algae." Prove it!

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