End of Year Science Persuasive Writing Activity

End of Year Science Persuasive Writing Activity
End of Year Science Persuasive Writing Activity
End of Year Science Persuasive Writing Activity
End of Year Science Persuasive Writing Activity
End of Year Science Persuasive Writing Activity
End of Year Science Persuasive Writing Activity
End of Year Science Persuasive Writing Activity
End of Year Science Persuasive Writing Activity
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Common Core Standards
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This low prep, print-and-go end of year writing activity is a fun and engaging way for students to demonstrate what they learned in their Science class this year. Students to pretend to be alien scientists who have to write letters to the government on their home planet about the most important scientific ideas they encountered while secretly observing humans on Earth.

For this activity, students choose the 2 scientific ideas or concepts they learned about which they think are the most important. Then they give reasons to justify their choices. The writing prompt is appropriate for both your English Language Learners and your native English- speaking students.

This resource includes a writing prompt in RAFTS (Role, Audience, Format, Topic, Strong Verb) format, graphic organizers for note-taking and pre-writing, a model of a friendly letter, a checklist for assessing the final product, and pages for writing the first draft and final copies. The writing prompt pages come in 3 versions: without clipart, with clipart in color, and with clipart in grayscale.

This activity can be done in class or for homework; if done entirely in class, it will take 3 - 4 periods, depending on how much time is allocated for note-taking, pre-writing and revising. Directions for an optional oral presentation component are also included, if you would like to give your students practice in giving speeches.

Pages with lesson objectives, a list of ELA Common Core standards addressed, and a sample WIDA Model Performance Indicator are also provided for your convenience.

This culminating activity enables students to review what they have learned over the past year about scientific concepts and ideas in a fun way!

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What you get in this product:

★ A Table of Contents for quick reference (1 page)

★ A page listing the ELA Common Core standards addressed (1 page)

★ A page listing the lesson objectives (1 page)

★ RAFTS pages, in color and black-and-white (1 page each for a total of 2 pages)

★ The writing prompt, in 3 versions: with color clipart, with black-and-white clipart, without clipart (1 page each for a total of 3 pages)

★ A graphic organizer for listing the scientific ideas students learned about during the school year (2 pages)

★ A graphic organizer for students to write more information about their choice of most important scientific idea of the year (1 page)

★ A graphic organizer for students to list the reasons their idea is the most important, as well as space for writing about the second most important scientific idea of the year (2 pages)

★ A pre-writing organizer for students to put in paragraph form the reasons the scientific idea they selected is the most important one (2 pages)

★ A model of a friendly letter (1 page)

★ A lined page with a border for writing the first draft (1 page)

★ A blank page with a border for writing the first draft (1 page)

★ A lined page with a border for writing the final copy (1 page)

★ A blank page with a border for writing the final copy(1 page)

★ A checklist to assess the final product (1 page)

★ A Notes to the Teacher section with explanatory information (2 pages)

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