Wednesday, 4 December 2013

How can a Carbon cycle affect us?

Today on our class we worked on our Essay first, to correct everything that need to be corrected.

Science Essay Vocabulary:
AD = Add more detail.  This is too general.
ITC = In-text citation is needed for this sentence.
NP = This should be the start of a new paragraph.
U = This idea and/or sentence is unclear.
UT = Use a transition.
SOT = Stay on topic.

WFS = Write in full sentences.

Here was our rubric for the essay:

Paragraph Content
Descriptions





A
B
C
D
F
Paragraph 1: Introduction
Introduces the problem _______________.

clearly and in an interesting way

clearly and in sort of interesting way

in an indirect and sort of interesting way

in an indirect way

in an unclear way

Paragraph 2
______ the causes of the problem and the science involved.

Explains


Describes


States


Attempts to state

Omits

Paragraph 3
_______ what people are doing to solve the problem.

Explains

Describes

States

Attempts to state

Omits
Paragraph 4
_______ how nature acts to solve the problem.

Explains

Describes

States

Attempts to state

Omits
Paragraph 5: Conclusion
________ the main ideas.

_________ other ways to solve the problem in the future.

Outlines well


Explains & Discusses

Outlines some of

Describes


Partially outlines

States

Attempts to outline

Attempts to state

Omits


Omits
Final Content Grade
A
B
C
D
F

Writing
Descriptions





A
B
C
D
F
Organization
The sentences and paragraphs are _____ to follow and understand.


very easy








easy








sort of easy





difficult


very difficult



Voice
The voice of the essay is __________.

scientific and informative

mostly scientific

a mix of scientific and unscientific

mostly unscientific

unscientific and subjective
________ relevant scientific words in context.
  • Use specific and accurate words.
  • Use language to enhance and clarify meaning.
  • Choose words and phrases that are precise.

Effectively uses

Uses

Partially uses

Uses few

Doesn’t use
Sentence Fluency
The sentences are _______ with, on average, _____ than one mistake per sentence.                                                                                           
  • Vary sentence length and structure.
  • Write in full sentences.
  • Minimize grammar and spelling mistakes.

well constructed, less

well constructed, more

constructed,
more

simply constructed,

poorly constructed
Final Writing Grade
A
B
C
D
F


Use in-text citation _______ for specific facts or for ideas at least twice.

twice correctly

twice, but with a mistake

twice, but with mistakes

once, but incorrectly



none
Final Citing Grade
A
B
C
D
F

Later we worked on a new task about the Carbon Cycle:



















































After we were done with filling in the information, we watched a video, which explained everything about how our world is begging to have an impact because of our carbon cycle.

After we looked at the video, we started working on our task which was to make our cycle:








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