Integrated Writing and Science Activity. Students compare and contrast the characteristics of the Earth and Moon using informational text. Based on student completed Venn diagram kids plan their writing using evidence, compare and contrast words, similarities, differences, use an introduction and a conclusion on the Essay Map. Then students write the Compare and Contrast Essay on the included line paper.
Use the rubric included to assess your student's writing.
Aligned to Common Core Standards:
Reading informational Text:
RI4.4 and RI4.5
Writing Informational Text
Directions for Use--page 2
Common Core Standards--page 3&4
Informational Text Articles~~One on the Earth and One on the Moon (Written by me)--pages5&6
Thinking Organizers to Record Info from Articles--pages 7-8
Venn Diagram--page 9
Moon and Earth Characteristics to Sort--page-10
Answers for Venn Diagram Sort--page-11
Citing Evidence Chart--page-12
Compare and Contrast Words--page-13
Compare and Contrast Essay Model--page-14
Compare and Contrast Essay Map--page-15
Essay Writing Paper page--16-17
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