Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Writer's Workshop - Creating Children's Stories - Section 4: Independent Practice - Writer's Corner


So you can teach an old dog new tricks.  As a science teacher, I am not super comfortable assigning creative writing projects to my students.  It has been over two decades since I myself was assigned a creative writing project, so I am stepping outside of my comfort zone in an effort to maximize my students' learning and interest in our Biology course.  Through this process, I have realized that the students MUST create a rough draft in order to attain their maximum potential for their projects.  In the future, I will make the rough draft and editing process mandatory which will not only support our CCSS writing-across-curriculum, but also improve student work!

  The Importance of The Rough Draft
  Writing Across the Disciplines: The Importance of The Rough Draft
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Writer's Workshop - Creating Children's Stories

Unit 3: Cell Energy
Lesson 5 of 8

Objective: SWBAT model the chemical process of photosynthesis and cellular respiration through the creation of a children's book.

Big Idea: Once upon a time . . . photosynthesis and cellular respiration came to life and captivated your imagination through vivid illustrations and detailed narrations created by your students.

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Science, Biology / Life Science, Photosynthesis, chloroplast, ATP Production, ATP (Bio), mitochondria, cellular respiration, models, Narrative Writing, glycolysis, Kreb Cycle, Calvin Cycle, fermentation
  56 minutes
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