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The goal of this activity is for students to develop strategies that will help them understand complex informational texts. Individually, students read a text and annotate key words and phrases that strike them as important, surprising, unclear, and so on. After students have read and annotated the...
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The goal of this activity is for students to evaluate the specific claims in a scientific text. Individually, students read an article and annotate the text, identifying claims, evidence, reasoning, and rebuttals. Then, students work in groups, sharing their individual findings and coming to a...
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The goal of this activity is to have students analyze Earth science informational text using a systems-thinking approach. First, students review (or are introduced to) each of the spheres that comprise the Earth system (i.e. atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere). Next, students read a...
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