| Selective Breeding|
The teacher will present an informational text from the website, ReadWorks. Students will interact with this non-fiction text by annotating the text digitally. The students will answer the questions associated with the article as an assessment. This learning activity will help explain the impact of selective breeding on the appearance of desired traits in organisms.
|English Language Arts|
10 ) Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RI.7.1]
Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
14 ) Gather and synthesize information regarding the impact of technologies
(e.g., hand pollination, selective breeding, genetic engineering, genetic
modification, gene therapy) on the inheritance and/or appearance of desired
traits in organisms.
artificial, breed, desired traits, informational text, organisms, selection, selective breeding, textual evidence
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|Accessibility||Audio resources: includes a transcript or subtitles|
ReadWorks is a website that provides K-12 teachers with free literacy resources (About ReadWorks). ReadWorks has literary and informational texts on a variety of subjects and reading skills. You may narrow your search using grade level or Lexile level, making this website a wonderful tool for differentiation. Students will complete their work digitally, and you will provide their score and feedback digitally. This makes it easy to go paperless for this activity.
Prior to implementing this activity, you will need to sign up for an Educator Account on ReadWorks. After setting up an account, create a class from the Class Admin tab, this will provide you with a Class Code to give to students. Next, use the Find Content tab to search for the informational article that will be used during this activity, "Selective Breeding." After navigating to the article, click on the blue Assign button to assign it to your class.
Each student will need access to a digital device, such as a tablet or laptop. The first time students enter the website they will need to enter the Class Code that is listed on your Class Admin page. Alternatively, you can print the article and corresponding questions for students, if digital devices are not available.