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Topics

Expository Writing, Research

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th

Subject

English Language Arts

Duration

30 minutes

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Slides

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Energy Research and Writing

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Mar 3, 2024
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Synopsis

In this activity, students research and write about the pros and cons of different energy types.

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Teaching Tips
  • Assign students texts from your school or community library, or sign up for a free Epic! Account.
  • Model taking notes using the Energy Research Template.
  • Students can work independently, in pairs, or in small groups.
  • Jigsaw the information by grouping students from each type of energy together to share.
Scientist Notes

This assignment describes energy sources, applications, and methods by which students can learn more about them and suggest the most effective ones to apply in the context of their community.

Standards

Primary Standards

  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions
      • D4.2.3-5 Construct explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples, and details with relevant information and data.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Writing (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
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