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End of Year Science Persuasive Writing Activity

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Product Description
This no prep print-and-go end of year product is a fun and engaging way for students to demonstrate what they learned in their Science class this year. A writing prompt in RAFTS form (Role, Audience, Format, Topic, Strong Verb) asks students to pretend to be alien scientists and write letters about the most important scientific ideas they encountered while secretly observing Earth. This product is appropriate for both English Language Learners and native English speakers and can be used by upper elementary and middle school students.

Included in this product are four different graphic organizers for note-taking and pre-writing, a model of a friendly letter, a checklist for assessing the final product, pages for writing the first draft and final copies, and explanatory notes to the teacher. The writing prompt is available in three versions: with clipart in color, with clipart in black-and-white, and without clipart. A suggestion for an optional oral presentation component is included to give students practice in giving speeches. The writing 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.

This is a great culminating activity that lets students show what they have learned about science during the school year.

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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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Total Pages
25
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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