Wolf Restoration: Learn How to Annotate - how to annotate text to provide evidence of close reading
Framing Guide for Article Summaries - how to write a summary for any article
Article Analysis: Concept Mapping - a flow chart asks students to determine key ideas, evidence, and opinions
Article of the Week - weekly assignment where students read an article related to the unit of study, annotate and summarize
To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must read widely and deeply from among a broad range of high-quality,increasingly challenging literary and informational texts. By reading texts in science, and other disciplines, students build a foundation of knowledge in these fields that will also give them the background to be better readers in all content areas. Students can only gain this foundation when the curriculum is intentionally and coherently structured to develop rich content knowledge within and across grades. Students also acquire the habits of reading independently and closely, which are essential to their future success. ~ Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy
Each article below has information about a science topic and questions or other activities for students to complete. The worksheet was designed to align with science literacy Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Cancer, Out of Control Cells - Discusses how cancer cells develop and interfer with normal body functioning. Also includes a discussion on how HeLa cells are used in medical research.
Corticosteroids - Describes what steroids are, how they are usedin medicine, includes a discussion on risks and overuse
How Wood Alcohol Poisonings Advanced Toxicology - Focus on the chemistry of methanol, why it is a toxic substance and how prohibition resulted in the scientific discipline of toxicology
Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet - Discusses pet overpopulation, includes graphs and statistics to analyze
Biological Magnification - A short passage and image describes biological magnification and students are asked to find information in the passage and make inferences about the message.
Are Zebra Mussles Really Invading? - Discusses how an invasive species can have devastating consequences on an ecosystem.
What Is a Keystone Species? - Describes how the removal of a keystone species can upset the balance of an ecosystem
Treating Genetic Disorders - Examines the use of an exon skipping drug to treat cystic fibrosis
Debunking Misconceptions Regarding the Theory of Evolution - Lists 5 major misconceptions, and discusses the idea of thermodynamics, transitional fossils, and genetic evidence.
Why Evolution Matters - Science research in medicine and agriculture depends on an understanding of evolutionary processes
Hydra and Other Cnidarians - Focus on the anatomy and taxonomy of cnidarians such as the hydra and jellyfish
Echinoderms - Discussion of starfish anatomy and classification
What is a Planarian? - Article to read with lab on dugesia, the planarian that regenerates
Satellites are Objects in Space - Comparing man made with natural satellites
Another Dead Satellite - What happens to satellites that stop working?
Replacement Parts - To cope with a growing shortage of hearts, livers, and lungs suitable for transplant, some scientists are genetically engineering pigs, while others are growing organs in the lab.