Writing in science using the CER method helps students understand material better and learn how to support their ideas with evidence. This type of writing is helps students meet NGSS standards which require students to engage in argument from evidence. Students are guided through the CER process with a fun and engaging mystery about Humpty Dumpty. Did Humpty fall or was he pushed?
Lesson includes a bellringer on cell phones designed to help students better define the components of Claim, Evidence and Reasoning. Then the lesson leads students through parts of CER with the Humpty Dumpty mystery. The last two slides of the lesson are printable templates for interactive notebooks. This lesson includes everything you need to teach students about Claim, Evidence and Reasoning writing.