Close Reading: Genetic Testing

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7th, 8th, 9th
Common Core Standards
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Students will be actively engaged reading about the controversial topic of genetic testing. Paired with a science unit about genetics, this activity will work to bring literacy into your science classroom. It could also be used independently in your language arts classroom.

Students will be tasked with closely reading and annotating three articles relating to the topic. (links to articles and a short synopsis of each are included). Students will then pull evidence directly from the articles that support or go against genetic testing. Using a graphic organizer to organize the information, they will then construct an argument that includes a clear thesis, reasons and evidentiary support.

This activity includes:
-student and teacher instructions
-links to relevant articles
-graphic organizer
-Common Core aligned rubric with "I Can" statements
-sample argument with brief analysis of structure

This activity is classroom tested and will help your students to practice "close reading" and to analyze presented evidence and include in a well-structured argument.

Please let me know if you have any questions. - Jen Maschari

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8
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 Days

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Close Reading: Genetic Testing
Close Reading: Genetic Testing
Close Reading: Genetic Testing
Close Reading: Genetic Testing