An Insectís Perspective
Language Arts and the SSS from An Insectís Perspective
This web quest invites students to research an insect and write a persuasive paragraph to defend (or not) the insect.† The paragraph is included on a poster the student will create depicting what s/he has learned.
Language Arts SSS that are addressed in the web quest include:
Benchmark LA.A.2.2.3: The student recognizes when a text is primarily intended to persuade.
Benchmark LA.A.2.2.5: The student reads and organizes information for a variety of purposes, including making a report, conducting interviews, taking a test, and performing an authentic task.
Benchmark LA.A.2.2.6: The student recognizes the difference between fact and opinion presented in a text.
Benchmark LA.A.2.2.8: The student selects and uses a variety of appropriate reference materials, including multiple representations of information, such as maps, charts, and photos, to gather information for research projects.
Benchmark LA.B.1.2.1: The student prepares for writing by recording thoughts, focusing on a central idea, grouping related ideas, and identifying the purpose for writing.
Benchmark LA.B.1.2.3: The student produces final documents that have been edited for:
∑ Correct spelling
∑ Correct use of punctuation, including commas in series, dates, and addresses, and beginning and ending quotation marks
∑ Correct capitalization of proper nouns
∑ Correct paragraph indentation
∑ Correct usage of subject/verb agreement, verb and noun forms, and sentence structure
∑ Correct formatting according to instruction
Benchmark LA.B.2.2.4: The student uses electronic technology, including word-processing software and electronic encyclopedias, to create, revise, retrieve, and verify information.
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Benchmark SC.F.1.2.4:The student knows that similar cells form different kinds of structures.
1. understands the various ways that animals depend on plants for survival (for example, food, shelter, oxygen).
Benchmark SC.F.1.2.3:The student knows that living things are different but share similar structures.
1. understands that although plants and animals are different, they also share common characteristics (for example, they both have structures for reproduction, respiration, and growth).
Benchmark SC.G.1.2.2:The student knows that living things compete in a climatic region with other living things and that structural adaptations make them fit for an environment.
1. knows how organisms with similar needs in a climatic region compete with one another for resources such as food, water, oxygen, or space.
2. knows behavioral and structural adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in an environment.
Benchmark SC.G.2.2.1:The student knows that all living things must compete for Earth ís limited resources; organisms best adapted to compete for the available resources will be successful and pass their adaptations (traits)to their offspring.
1. understands that plants and animals share and compete for limited resources such as oxygen, water, food, and space.
Benchmark SC.G.2.2.2:The student knows that the size of a population is dependent upon the available resources within its community.
1. knows that the size of a population is dependent upon the available resources within its
Benchmark SC.H.1.2.2.:The student knows that a successful method to explore the natural world is to observe and record, and then analyze and communicate the results.
1. plans and investigates an experiment that defines a problem, proposes a solution, identifies variables, collects and organizes data, interprets data in tables, charts and graphs, analyzes information, makes predictions, and presents and supports findings.
Benchmark SC.H.1.2.3:The student knows that to work collaboratively, all team members should be free to reach, explain, and justify their own individual conclusions.
1. knows that to work collaboratively, all team members should be free to reach, explain, and justify their own individual conclusions.
Benchmark SC.H.1.2.4:The student knows that to compare and contrast observations and results is an essential skill in science.
1. knows that to compare and contrast observations and results is an essential skill in science.
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