Title: Integrating Scientific Argumentation into Your Classroom
Using the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Framework Podcast Web Address URL:
[SC2015] (3) 8: Engage in argument from evidence to justify that traits can be influenced
by the environment (e.g., stunted growth in normally tall plants due to insufficient water, change in an arctic fox's fur color due to light and/or temperature, stunted growth of a normally large animal due to malnourishment).Digital Tool Description: The authors of Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science, Dr. Kate McNeill and Dr. Joe Krajcik discuss using the framework of the claim, evidence, and reasoning method of argumentation in science instruction. This podcast will help teachers understand the importance of scientific argumentation in the classroom and how this practice is connected to both the Next Generation Science Standards and the Alabama Course of Study Standards.
Title: What's THEMEssage
Story Cube-Writing and Publishing Student Interactive Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (5) 2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. [RL.5.2]Digital Tool Description: Story Cube: Students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Students can even identify their favorite part of the story. The finished cube can also be saved, printed, and folded into a fun cube shape that can be used for future reference