Reflection: Essay Writing Photosynthesis - Claim and Evidence - Section 3: Writing Task


One of the areas that I have at times struggled with and it has been a great challenge, has been teaching the writing process.  As a science teacher I used to believe that writing was a skill taught by English teachers and I merely could require students to write essays and they would have the writing skills to be able to complete the required writing tasks.  I have learned the hard way that my students require substantial amounts of scaffolding when it comes to writing.  Through the use of graphic organizers, models, and repetitive practice I have seen growth in my students writing.  One area that I have concentrated my teaching has been the use of evidence based writing.  As can be seen by the student examples students have used relevant evidence to support their claims.  The next area of focus will be the use of logical reasoning in the tying of evidence and claims.

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Photosynthesis - Claim and Evidence

Unit 3: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & Plants
Lesson 2 of 2

Objective: SWBAT write an essay describing the process of photosynthesis using claims and evidence from variety of sources.

Big Idea: Students use claim and evidence to describe photosynthesis.

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Science, Photosynthesis, plants, claims and evidence, Systems, molecule
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