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Unit 3: Learning From Students’ Work and Teachers’ Lessons

3.3.2 CCSS-Informed Lessons: Grades 3 through 5

Grade 4: Composing Reports of Information in Science

The culminating writing project to the study of organisms for these 4th-grade students teaches them to become experts on a specific animal of their choosing and create a report of information to convey their expert knowledge to others.

Grade 5: Opinion Writing: Building Skills Through Discussion, Reading, and Writing

A teacher uses scaffolds to support her 5th-grade reading intervention students through a series of lessons that build their skills for opinion writing. Instruction moves from discussion and oral arguments to varied written argument genres that equip students to use reasons and evidence from text and life to support the stances they take in their opinion/argument writing.