Making Science Relevant with Current Events

Grade 8 / Science / Literacy
CCSS: ELA.RST.6-8.2 ELA.RST.9-10.2 ELA.RST.11-12.2

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RST

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-€“12

6-8

6th through 8th Grades

2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RST

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text'€™s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RST

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Connect key ideas from current events to classroom learning
Length
5 min
Questions to Consider
What differentiation strategies does the teacher incorporate during his second observation?
What kinds of positive reinforcement strategies do you use in the classroom?
How do you draw out "the hider" in your classroom?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RST.6-8.2, ELA.RST.9-10.2, ELA.RST.11-12.2

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  • Current Science Events Lesson Plan

  • Current Science Events - Science Tweets Worksheet

  • Current Science Events - Written Submissions Score Sheet

  • Transcript: Current Science Events

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Making Science Relevant with Current Events

Grade 8 / Science / Literacy

Making Science Relevant with Current Events