Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines What Is A Hook? - Section 2: Checklist For Final Project


Writing in Science

Literacy skills are important skills for student to learn and use across the content areas. I want students to write in science because it is a school-wide goal, it is an important, lifelong skill, and students only get better at writing when they practice. It is important to create authentic writing experiences for students because when the concepts relate to them, they will be better writers.

When students write in science, they should be objective, logical, and precise. My students are also encouraged to use "Target Correction Areas" (TCA's) when they write. This means students should automatically remember to use a capital letter, correct end punctuation, and a complete sentence every time they write. It's a school initiative. I want my students to write early and often during the school year. I have students write in their journal, write during a Bell Ringer, write on an Admit or Exit Slip, or write for a research project. 

I am addressing writing in science and so I think it is important to use some of the CCSS Science & Technical Subjects Writing Standards. When writing in science, you are addressing several of these standards: 


Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.


Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

  Writing In Science
  Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing In Science
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What Is A Hook?

Unit 5: Master Disaster
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT incorporate a hook and powerful words into a Disaster Public Service Announcement.

Big Idea: To create a successful project, students are given the challenge of incorporating precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, a hook, and powerful words to embellish their work.

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Science, Building Structures, Public Service Announcement, disasters, hook, technology, bridges
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