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Inherited Traits: Writing Activities and Rubrics (NGSS 3-LS3-1)

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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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 Inherited Traits 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!

This product aligns to NGSS 3-LS3-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

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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

• 1 Odd One Out option

• 1 Choice Scenario

★ Teacher rubrics for each type of assignment

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
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NGSS3-LS3-1
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms. Patterns are the similarities and differences in traits shared between offspring and their parents, or among siblings. Emphasis is on organisms other than humans. Assessment does not include genetic mechanisms of inheritance and prediction of traits. Assessment is limited to non-human examples.

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