CRCSD Staff Designed Lessons

All Grades - RACE writing strategy (poster/handout)
(10/26/07) All Grades - Directions

All Grades - Student Rubric for Claims & Evidence Lab Write-up

All Grades - Claims and Evidence Lab Worksheet and Rubric

All Grades - Claims and Evidence in Current Science Articles

Lesson Plan  -  Blank Student Worksheet  -  Student Worksheet Completed Example

7th Grade  -  Jury is Still Out  -  Lesson Plan   -   Blank Student Worksheet  -  Student Worksheet Key

7th grade - Claims and Evidence Lesson Plan - Ecology Lesson 76 – People, Birds, and Bats

7th Grade – Ecology.  Instead of writing three separate strategy lessons, we looked at every lesson in the Ecology unit and tried to match the tasks in each lesson with a suitable reading strategy.     (Click here to see the entire Ecology unit plan.)

Abbreviations used:  TRCA = Teaching Reading in the Content Area         CAR = Middle School Edition:  Content Area Reading

Lesson 76 – People, Birds, and Bats

  •     Use Claims and Evidence for note taking

  •     Use Lesson 76 template

Lesson 77 – Ups and Downs

  •   Answer analysis questions in science log.  Grade answers 4 & 7.

  •   Use Claims & Evidence on a modified Writing Frame, TR-125 from Ecology Teacher’s Manua

  •   Can differentiate for advanced learners by asking the final questions, “People who disagree with my decision might say that …..”

  •   Opportunity to play "Oh, Deer" game.

Lesson 81 – Producer’s Source of Energy

  •    Pt. 1 – Collecting Evidence

        Use T-notes for lab, CAR p. 35

       Use information from RTL posters for predicting.

  •    Pt. 2 – Role of Light

       Use Claims & Evidence

Lesson 83 – Suitable Habitat

  •     Use KIM template for vocabulary

  •     Use Claims & Evidence

  •     Use Quick-write for reflections, E-146

Refer to Lesson 74 on black worms

Lesson 84 – Clam Catch

  •     Use KIM template for vocabulary

  •     Use Claims & Evidence

  •     Use Sequential Organizer for Challenge question, CAR p. 45

        Possible opportunity to use "Oh, Deer".

RAFTS Strategy Lesson Plan for contributions of scientists to the Germ Theory of Disease

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