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Lesson Title Uranium-Friend or Foe, Comparative Analysis in Science
Unit Title
NRS Level Level 4
Length of Lesson 120 minutes
Lesson Purpose

Students will use critical reading skills to inform choice and support evidence-based writing.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to write a paragraph stating their opinions on the use of nuclear energy (pro or con) and supporting those opinions with evidence from reading.

Student Target

I can write a paragraph supporting my opinion with evidence.

CCR Standards
  • Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. (Apply this standard to texts of appropriate complexity as outlined by Standard 10.)

  • Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Reading Anchor 8: Level D
  • Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

Writing Anchor 1: Level D
  • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 

    a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

    b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

    c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.

    d. Establish and maintain a formal style.

    e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. 

Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
KYAE Employability Standards
  • E.1 Effectively contribute to a team through cooperation, leadership, and giving and accepting critical feedback to work toward a common goal.

  • E.2 Utilize workplace tools and technologies to communicate effectively (e.g., memos/e-mails, basic computer programs, phone systems).

  • E.7 Accurately analyze information and respond appropriately.