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Scientific Phenomena Picture Writing Prompts

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8th - 10th
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23 pages
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Description

Want to improve your students' science literacy? Included are 10 writing prompts where students will make inferences and form conclusions based on pictures of scientific phenomena. Writing prompts are on the following topics:

1. How do people float so easily in the Dead Sea?

2. How do rocks slide on their own in Death Valley?

3. Why do sunflowers all face the same direction?

4. What causes fairy circles in Nambia?

5. Why do goats climb trees in Morocco?

6. What causes lenticular clouds?

7. What caused this irregular spider web?

8. What causes the ocean to glow in the Maldives?

9. What causes clubbed thumbs?

10. What caused rocks to form in columns in Ireland?

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 10 writing prompts with teacher answer key (13 pages)

- Google slide student version (10 slides)

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Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

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