True Reports: Learning about Evidence

High schoolers put on their investigatory reporter hats with an engaging research activity. As they note the details of a scene around them, they formulate a claim and connect relevant evidence to their positions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Project the graphic organizer onto the board to model the process
  • Connect the activity between social studies, science, and language arts, as learners bridge research skills between all three subjects
Classroom Considerations

  • Sentence frames use the phrase I will show, when introducing a claim, which may be contrary to the essay structure in your class
  • Part of a 19-lesson unit that requires Kate L. Turabian's Student's Guide to Writing College Papers

  • Graphic organizer is versatile for any subject or research topic
  • Prompts a discussion about point of view and perspective, as learners observe the same scene

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