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Fossils: Writing Activities and Rubrics (NGSS 3-LS4-1)

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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13 pages
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Description

If you are looking for a variety of formative writing assessments and scoring rubrics to help your students explain their science thinking, you found it! This Fossils writing activities set is perfect for informal or formal assessment of your elementary students’ ability to write about science! Use them for both writing and science grades too!

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This set includes:

★ Graphic Organizers - great for note-taking or formative assessment

• 1 Venn Diagram

• 1 Frayer Model

★ Open-ended writing prompts

• 2 Odd One Out options

• 1 Choice Scenario

Teacher rubrics for each type of assignment

This product aligns to NGSS 3-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

Check out these additional Science and Literacy Resources!

Inherited Traits Resources (3-LS3-1):

Life Cycles Resources (3-LS1-1):

Fossils Resources (3-LS4-1):

Animal Groups Resources (3-LS2-1):

Habitats Resources (3-LS4-3):

Environmental Changes Resources (3-LS4-4):

Rocks and Minerals Resources (4-ESS1-1):

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
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NGSS3-LS4-1
Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. Examples of data could include type, size, and distributions of fossil organisms. Examples of fossils and environments could include marine fossils found on dry land, tropical plant fossils found in Arctic areas, and fossils of extinct organisms. Assessment does not include identification of specific fossils or present plants and animals. Assessment is limited to major fossil types and relative ages.

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