Reflection: ELL Students Comparative DNA - Evidence for Evolution - Section 3: Explain


In the Respond strategy, students respond to ideas in the text as they read. These responses can be personal or based on what is being learned or has been learned, ideas that are provoked, etc. The goal is to provoke thoughtful responses. These increase student engagement and comprehension. One of the powerful ways to use this strategy is to not limit "where" students pull their "response" from but focus their reading on specific topics or tasks. 

Readers will often respond to...

  • Interesting ideas.
  • Emotional arguments.
  • Provocative statements.
  • Author’s claims.
  • Facts, data, and other supporting evidence. 

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Comparative DNA - Evidence for Evolution

Unit 7: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Lesson 9 of 15

Objective: SWBAT construct an explanation for how similarities in DNA sequences across species is evidence for evolution.

Big Idea: Students explore comparative DNA analysis as a source of evidence for evolution.

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