Engage your students in meaningful discourse!
The Science Discourse Writing Prompts Mini-Pack is a subset of the full Science Discourse Writing Prompts Pack
The Science Discourse Writing Prompts Mini-Pack engages students in thinking, discussing, and analyzing/synthesizing different ideas about science process, physical science, life science, and earth science content. Depending on student needs, these prompts may be used to introduce, summarize, or reinforce concepts.
Although use and methods may vary, each prompt is designed to be used with the Student Response Sheet as students…
1. Think for a minute or two and jot down some brief ideas.
2. Engage in student-to-student discourse, discussing ideas with a partner or small group and recording another student’s ideas.
3. Analyze and synthesize prior knowledge and ideas from other students to write a more formal response.
Common Core Standard(s) Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
-Science Process Writing Prompt
-Physical Science Writing Prompt
-Life Science Writing Prompt
-Earth Science Writing Prompt
-Student Response Sheets (color and grayscale copies included)
-Teacher Notes (covered topic(s) and explanations for each prompt)