New Role Identified for Scars at the Site of Injured Spinal Cord

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Resource ID#: 162601 Primary Type: Text Resource

General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts, English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: astrocyte, nerve, neuron, nervous system, spinal cord, spinal injury, text complexity, nerve damage, scar, scar tissue, informational text
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource
Resource Collection: STEM Reading Resources

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1 Lesson Plan

Astrocytes Got Your Back

In this lesson, students will analyze an  intended to support reading in the content area.  The article presents exciting new research findings regarding axon generation in scar tissue formation following spinal cord injury.  Astrocytes were once thought to decrease the growth of new axon connections, but now these important cells have been shown to actually stimulate growth and connections in the neural network. The lesson plan includes a note-taking guide, text-dependent questions, a writing prompt, answer keys, and a writing rubric. Numerous options to extend the lesson are also included.

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Lesson Plan

Astrocytes Got Your Back:

In this lesson, students will analyze an  intended to support reading in the content area.  The article presents exciting new research findings regarding axon generation in scar tissue formation following spinal cord injury.  Astrocytes were once thought to decrease the growth of new axon connections, but now these important cells have been shown to actually stimulate growth and connections in the neural network. The lesson plan includes a note-taking guide, text-dependent questions, a writing prompt, answer keys, and a writing rubric. Numerous options to extend the lesson are also included.

Type: Lesson Plan