Do your students struggle to write a cohesive scientific explanation? Mine did, and, as a result, I developed this resource, along with a graphic organizer, anchor chart, and "cheat sheet" that can be cut and glued into science notebooks.
With the Next Generation Science Standards being implemented across the country, there is a greater emphasis placed on students acting as scientists: conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and closely reading scientific texts. Students are also expected to write like scientists By learning how to make a claim, support it with evidence, and give reasoning in a context that students are familiar with, they become much better at applying this strategy in science class.
Rubric: This is the rubric I use when grading a student's scientific explanation. It is out of 20 points and includes five sections in which students can earn a maximum of four points in organization, spelling and grammar, claim, evidence, and reasoning.
I also have a Claim, Evidence, Reasoning graphic organizer, anchor chart, and printable/"cheat sheet" for students to glue into their science notebooks. These are all available separately or can be purchased in a bundle for a discount. Please check out my store for more information.
I hope you find this tool as useful as I have! Please leave feedback.
You might also like my other Claim, Evidence, Reasoning products:
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Anchor Chart
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Graphic Organizer
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning "Cheat Sheet" for Student Notebooks
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Bundle-Includes Graphic Organizer, Anchor Chart, "Cheat Sheet", and Rubric
Graphics by Meredith Anderson.