Holiday Writing Prompts with a science spin

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8th - 10th
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Want to improve your students' science literacy? Want to have a fun way to get students writing about science when there is school on a holiday? Included are 18 writing prompts on the following topics:

1. New Year's Day- Earth's rotation

2. Valentine's Day- Dopamine

3. Chinese New Year- Lunar cycle

4. Groundhog Day- Scientific Method

5. President's Day- Rocks and erosion

6. St. Patrick's Day- Genetic Mutations

7. Easter- Eggs

8. Ramadan- Fasting

9. Mother's/Father's Day- Genetics

10. Memorial Day- Memories

11. 4th of July- Chemistry of fireworks

12. Halloween- Bats

13. Day of the Dead- Experimental Design

14. Veterans Day- PTSD

15. Thanksgiving- Tryptophan

16. Hanukkah- Heat Transfer

17. Christmas- Trees

18. Kwanzaa- Environmental footprint

Why use writing prompts?

All students need to improve their writing skills, especially English language learners. I created these writing prompts specifically for my ELL students. Writing is typically one of the lowest scoring categories on the state language proficiency exam. To help them improve, I assigned a writing prompt for homework BEFORE the lesson was taught. The goal is for students to think and write about scientific phenomena. Having them answer the prompt before the lesson was taught allowed me to assess prior knowledge, address misconceptions, and guide my teaching.

What's included?

- PDF of 18 writing prompts with teacher answer key (24 pages)

- Google slide student version (18 slides)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.


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