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132 resources with the concept supporting evidence

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Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Whether or not you think mice are nice, you'll love the colorful activity! Scholars examine evidence for evolution in the rock pocket mouse through video, discussion, and collaborative work. Learners watch a video regarding variation in...
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The Teosinte Hypothesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't want to sound corny, but your class will be a-maize-d by an engaging activity! Explore the history of the modern corn plant through a video and Punnett squares. Junior genetics experts get hands-on experience with actual research...
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Human Impacts on Biodiversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you always wanted to take your science class on an amazing field trip they will never forget? Now you can! Observe the wildlife in an African savanna through trail cameras with a five-part data analysis activity. Learners analyze...
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Interpreting the Past; Assessing Its Impact on the Present

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Even though the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt ended over 100 years ago, we can still learn something from his stances and policies that is applicable today. Class members first look over a list of prevalent political issues from the...
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Parts of Argument II: Article Critique

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Break down the parts of argumentative writing with a critical thinking activity. High schoolers read an article of your (or their choice), and use a graphic organizer to delineate the ways the author structures his or her arguments.
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Persuasive Essay: Grade 5

For Teachers 5th Standards
Improve your fifth graders' persuasive writing skills in four weeks. Working independently, in peer editing groups, and with instruction, writers work over the 17 sessions to craft an argumentative essay. They craft a well-organized...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “Doping can be that last 2 percent.”

For Teachers 7th Standards
Even the most thrilling sports career can end in an asterisk if the player uses performance-enhancing drugs. Focused on the topic of doping in sports, a seventh grade unit breaks down the arguments for and against steroids in five...
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Making Evidence-Based Claims: California Commonwealth Club Address - Cesar Chavez

For Teachers 7th Standards
The most effective way to support an argument is with clear and relevant evidence. As seventh graders read and listen to Cesar Chavez's California Commonwealth Club Address, they work through five sections of a textual analysis unit,...
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Argument

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Form well-crafted arguments with the help of an educational video. Fourth graders study various examples of persuasive arguments, including thesis statements and cartoons, and observe the ways that supporting details can enhance the...
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Supporting Details

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Helpful for both reading and writing units, a video about identifying supporting details in reading passage shows young learners the importance of bulking up informative writing. The presentation uses cartoons and longer passages to...
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Star Personalities

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Reach for the stars with a fun space science video! Viewers learn about the different types of stars in the galaxy, as well as the ways to organize and classify them based on color and age.
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Citing Textual Evidence

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How many times have you marked down your learners' essays because they did not include textual evidence, or they did not cite their sources correctly? Put that red pen away and take out a lesson based on citing text from literature....
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Organizer
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Main Idea Three Ideas and Details

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Readers organize and display three ideas that support a topic, as well as two details that support each idea. 
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Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Workshop

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
What's the difference between summarizing and paraphrasing? Show class members how to find the main ideas from informational text and condense it, restate it, or quote it directly with a series of educational activities based on two...
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What Is History?

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Five important tenets of any social studies class are available for young historians with a poster that defines history as an account of the past. It encourages learners to question reliability of an author's perspective, as well as to...
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Reader’s Journal

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
As you read a story or novel, have your class members put together and fill out a journal. They will have the chance to illustrate a cover page, draw and write about various topics, respond to a focus questions, and draft a paragraph.
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What Happens Next?

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
While your students may not be psychics, that doesn't mean they can't predict what will happen next in a story. To hone this important reading comprehension skill, young learners read a series of three short passages before writing a...
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What Do You See? (Inferences)

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Making inferences is a skill that goes beyond the comprehension of written text. In this simple exercise, young learners are provided with a photograph and asked to answer a series of inference questions using only on the information...
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Teaching Strategies: The Giver

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Can utopia be achieved? Included here are three literature worksheets to pair with Lois Lowry's The Giver. Pupils work in groups to come up with solutions to society's issues, individuals back up a statement related to a topic in the...
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Peter and the Starcatchers: Multi-Genre Writing Assignment

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Conclude your unit on Peter and the Starcatchers with an involved final writing project that requires learners to write persuasive pieces, compose short stories, create brochures about the setting of the novel, and choose from a list of...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 6 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 6th Standards
Keep an eye on the growth of your sixth graders' reading and writing skills with the help of this practice Common Core assessment. Working their way through the six included fiction and nonfiction reading passages, learners answer a...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 5 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 5th Standards
The end of the year has arrived, which means it's time to find out exactly what your fifth graders have learned over the past few months. With the help of this Common Core-designed assessment that includes two narrative passages and 12...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 6 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 6th Standards
With the end of the year quickly approaching it's time to find out exactly how much your sixth graders have learned. Specifically designed for the Common Core ELA standards, this practice test gives students five reading passages,...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 4 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 4th Standards
The time has come to find out what your fourth grade readers have learned after another year of hard work. This Common Core-designed practice assessment provides two reading passages, one narrative and one expository, that children must...