Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines African Elephant vs. Woolly Mammoth - Section 5: Class Discussion/Wrap Up


As I tell my students, "good writing, is good writing," no matter the subject matter, I know that if I give my students support and scaffolding they can be successful. Will they get it right every time, probably not, but I want them to realize that in order to explain your ideas fully, you must write and offer examples. The rubric I used for this lesson, I have used across different content areas, and can be modified to fit the assignment. It helps my students when they see it across the disciplines because they can better structure their writing when they refer to a rubric to which they are accustomed.

  Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing in Science doesn't have to be complicated.
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African Elephant vs. Woolly Mammoth

Unit 15: Elephants an Adaptation Project
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: Compare and Contrast an African elephant to the woolly mammoth by writing an essay and citing evidence showing at least three similarities and two differences.

Big Idea: A combination of behaviors and structures, instead of any single characteristic, enables an animal to survive in a particular habitat.

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Science, compare and contrast, essay, adaptation, endangered species, elephants
  76 minutes
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