This lesson teaches how to write a claim-evidence-reasoning paragraph. Students learn about the best solutions to address climate change. Then students choose one solution to climate change and write a paragraph explaining why it is the best solution to climate change.
Step 1 - Inquire: Teacher shares a video summarizing climate change for context.
Step 2 - Investigate: Students take notes while watching four videos of solutions to climate change. Then the teacher explains how to write the paragraph.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students select one of the solutions to climate change and write their own paragraphs.
Accompanying Teaching Materials
Teacher introduces the lesson.
Students watch four videos. Videos are 2-4 minutes each. Students take notes in their documents while they watch the videos. Students consider which topic they would like to write about as they watch.
Students write their paragraphs in their own documents.
Most students will benefit from color coding their sentences. Encourage them to keep their text highlighted as they write. They can even keep their paragraphs highlighted after they finish.