Characteristics of Life Writing Assignment

Characteristics of Life Writing Assignment
Characteristics of Life Writing Assignment
Characteristics of Life Writing Assignment
Characteristics of Life Writing Assignment
Characteristics of Life Writing Assignment
Characteristics of Life Writing Assignment
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A halloween-themed writing assignment focusing on the 8 characteristics of living things. It is great to use as an assessment after students have already been taught what it means to be considered a "living" thing. The lesson requires that students be shown Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video in class. Option 1 asks students to use evidence from the video to describe what characteristics of life the zombies do (or do not) have. Option 2 asks students to take on the role of Igor (Dr. Frankenstein's assistant) to offer his advice on how to improve the monster. A third option is included for those students who would like to take a less "scary" approach. Option 3 asks students to justify whether or not worker bees should be considered living. Requirements for the paper are included as well but of course they can be modified as needed. I also know that different textbooks sometimes list slightly different characteristics of life, but the assignment is easily modifiable to fit any number. A rubric is included on page 2 of the handout.

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