Expository essay prompt based on Science concepts. Includes a Darwin quotation and connection to life studies. This assignment connects ELAR and Science standards into one assignment. The is a simple, student driven, writing activity that promotes cross-curricular thoughts/connections.
The 7th grade Science teacher on my team and I used this together. We were able to use one assignment to address multiple areas. She referenced the example the student used in their essays to build ideas about proof/evidence. I addressed the writing technique and correct construction of the expository essay. This was a great teamwork moment!
This is also a great prompt to use for TELPAS Science samples.