Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Writing About Power Companies and Dams - Section 2: Independent Writing


In completing the paragraph writing portion of this unit, students often struggle with writing paragraphs which convey the opinion of the stakeholder, instead of their personal opinion. In order to help my students deal with this difficult task, I remind students that the stakeholder's opinions and their research will help them to build a stronger opinion which is easier to support. I remind students throughout the unit that they will be writing an introduction and conclusion based on their personal opinion.

  Stakeholder Opinions v. Personal Opinions
  Writing Across the Disciplines: Stakeholder Opinions v. Personal Opinions
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Writing About Power Companies and Dams

Unit 9: Dams and Hydroelectricity
Lesson 9 of 12

Objective: SWBAT state the opinion of power users and power companies about dams.

Big Idea: Dams provide power companies and users with low-cost, renewable hydroelectricity.

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Science, design process, engineering, literacy in science
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