Big Idea:Given a set of criteria about climate and soil, students research carnivorous plants and create a model that will support their argument of how external parts help this plant survive in its environment.
First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
Big Idea:Students will learn how to compose a persuasive letter in preparation for tomorrow's culminating activity where they will compose a persuasive trying to convince me to pick their choice of iPad apps.
Big Idea:The students will learn the elements of a great persuasive letter as they compose a letter to a prospective Mars astronaut persuading the astronaut to either carry out the mission or to rethink their decision about the mission.
Big Idea:In order to practice writing in a variety of modes and in response to literature, students will develop their own "Rules for Survival" using those in Bud, Not Buddy as a guide. Students will not only create their own rules, but also evaluate them.