Diary of a Rock (Science Based Writing Project) Summative Assessment

Diary of a Rock (Science Based Writing Project) Summative Assessment
Diary of a Rock (Science Based Writing Project) Summative Assessment
Diary of a Rock (Science Based Writing Project) Summative Assessment
Diary of a Rock (Science Based Writing Project) Summative Assessment
Diary of a Rock (Science Based Writing Project) Summative Assessment
Diary of a Rock (Science Based Writing Project) Summative Assessment
Diary of a Rock (Science Based Writing Project) Summative Assessment
Diary of a Rock (Science Based Writing Project) Summative Assessment
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Show what your students have learned through a rigorous creative writing piece!

Want to get your students thinking and writing about what they’ve learned in Science? Then look no further than Diary of a Rock. This creative written expression “craftivity” is a great cross-curricular piece to supplement and enrich your Rocks and Minerals Unit.

Tired of regular and boring assessments? Want something engaging and fun that still shows mastery of content? Diary of a Rock is what you have been looking for! In this project, that works great as a final or summative assessment, students must use their creativity, thinking skills, and the knowledge they have learned to create a project they will want to share with friends and parents.

★ How It Works

Never have enough time to teach all your subjects as thoroughly as you want? Combine them! In this project students will go through the writing process creating a diary from the perspective of a rock. A rubric and graphic organizer have been included to help them organize their thoughts and stay on track. In order to complete this writing assignment students will need to know the following:

•How to test a rock on the Mohs Hardness Scale
•How to describe luster
•The difference in sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock
•What rocks are made of
•Where rocks come from

Your students will then finish writing their content rich piece and make it look like a rock. I recommend having students share their writing aloud in front of the class and then displaying their pieces in the hallway!

Seeing your students writing with such creativity while showing mastery will make your Rocks and Minerals Unit end with a bang!

★ Features

•Themed Writing Paper
•Directions for making paper look like a rock
•Rubric
•Mohs Hardness Scale
•Graphic Organizer
•Writing Example
•Question Stems (for low or ELL students)
•Teacher Ideas/Directions
•Student Directions/Checklist

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Common Core Standards
This project aligns with the following Science Essential Standards
1st Grade:
•1.E.2 Understand the physical properties of Earth materials that make them useful in different ways.
•1.E.2.1 Summarize the physical properties of Earth materials, including rocks, minerals, soils and water that make them useful in different ways.

4th Grade
•4.P.2.1 Compare the physical properties of samples of matter (strength, hardness, flexibility, ability to conduct heat, ability to conduct electricity, ability to be attracted by magnets, reactions to water and fire).
•4.P.2.2 Explain how minerals are identified using tests for the physical properties of hardness, color, luster, cleavage and streak.
•4.P.2.3 Classify rocks as metamorphic, sedimentary or igneous based
on their composition, how they are formed and the processes
that create them.

**These are only the Common Core standards that are covered. In other states where CC has not been fully adopted this may fit in standards within different grad levels..**

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Beth Coble
Scooting Through Second
Bccoble6390@gmail.com
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