The Week the Earth Stood Still
This writing performance task will help students become strong informational/expository writers. They will use higher order thinking to discuss what would happen if the Earth stopped rotating, collect facts about Earth's rotation, and write a response using cause and effect to organize their facts.
This download includes:
1 Printable Writing Performance Task book for Informational Writing aligned to the common core writing standards.
1 Power Point to guide week long project
Instructions with a rubric
Some Standards covered:
LA.2.RI.CCR.10 - [Anchor Standard] - Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
LA.2.W.2.2 - [Grade Level Standard] - Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
LA.2.W.CCR.4 - [Anchor Standard] - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LA.2.W.CCR.5 - [Anchor Standard] - Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
LA.2.W.2.5 - [Grade Level Standard] - With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
LA.2.W.CCR.7 - [Anchor Standard] - Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
LA.2.W.2.8 - [Grade Level Standard] - Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
LA.2.W.2.7 - [Grade Level Standard] - Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
S2E2- students will investigate the position of the moon and sun to show patterns throughout the year.