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   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] LSC7 (7) 1 :
1 ) Engage in argument from evidence to support claims of the cell theory.

[LIT2010] SCI (6-8) 1 :
1 ) Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

[LIT2010] WRI (6-8) 1 :
1 ) Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

a. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

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

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

Subject: Literacy Standards (6-12) (6 - 8), or Science (7)
Title: The Cell Theory: An Evidence-Based Argument

This lesson will require students to research the three tenets of cell theory and describe the scientific evidence that supports this theory. After students complete their research, they will engage in all steps of the writing process, including prewriting, outlining, revising, and editing. At the conclusion of the lesson, students will create a three-paragraph argumentative essay to examine the cell theory and the scientific evidence that supports this theory.

This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.