Science Works! Article for PRO Arguments
Common Core Close Reading: Genetically Modified Organisms
This informative, PRO GMO article is an awesome reading activity just loaded with the new anchor standards for science reading. The space provided for meta-cognitive markers encourage your students to strive for depth of knowledge with dialog and comments. Included is a "T" graph organizer for citation note-taking and fueling those PRO GMO arguments or debates. The text-based standards questions at the end ask students to find evidence and support their claims using a color coding citation method. Students will practice informational text analysis so needed for higher level thinking skills in all subjects. I have also added a new concept map piece that helps students think about the big picture. I call it, "Looking In All Directions". It goes through some of the ideas about GMO's that are positive. It can also be used as a research piece.