Cluster 4: Range of Writing


General Information
Number: LAFS.1112.WHST.4
Title: Range of Writing
Type: Cluster
Subject: English Language Arts
Grade: 1112
Strand: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

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Lesson Plans

The Specifics of Supply and Demand:

This lesson is designed to teach the specifics of supply and demand. Determinants, as well as effects on equilibrium, will be covered. A short (1/2 to 1 page) argumentative essay and quiz will be the final assessments to determine students' mastery. A PowerPoint, writing rubric, final quiz and answer key have been included with the lesson.

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Deadly Decomposition-Fungi:

In this lesson student will keep a scientific notebook to relate the major structure of fungi to their functions. Students will review several resources on fungi as well as conduct an investigation using yeast to compare its decomposition properties.

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Reading Like a Historian: Snapshot Autobiography :

In this unique 2-day lesson, students reflect on events from their own lives to understand how learning history depends on different perspectives and the reliability of source information. On Day 1, students write their version of their birth and discuss the limitation of their own perspective with a classmate. For homework, they then create an autobiographical "pamphlet" of key events and must interview another person to get their perspective on the event, corroborating the 2 versions and taking notes on the interview. On Day 2, students share their events and what they have learned, and the teacher explains how studying history depends on a similar corroboration-cross-checking-of evidence.

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Professional Development

Branching Out: Growing Literacy Skills in Writing:

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By the end of this module, teachers should be able to:

  • Label the College and Career Readiness, also known as CCR, anchor standards for Writing
  • Explain the structure and organization of the grade-specific Writing standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
  • Use the grade-specific Writing standards to identify what students should know and be able to do

This is Module 2 of 4 in the series, "Literacy across the Content Areas: Reading and Writing to Build Content Knowledge."

Type: Professional Development

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