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Middle School: Writing an Essay

Outlines Video

Structure of an Outline

Summative

Introduction: What is the evidence that supports global climate is changing?

What evidence is there that supports climate change is caused by humans?

 

Body of essay: What evidence is there that our climate warming has already caused negative effects? How do these effects relate to Chingaza and the spectacled bear?

 

Conclusion: What are possible solutions to the global challenge of climate change and more specifically to helping the endangered spectacled bear?

 

Rubric: MS-ESS3-5: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

 

4 - Is able to relate what they have learnt about climate change in class and apply this information to the situation with the spectacled bear in Chingaza.

 

Essay has a logical structure and minimal errors in grammar and spelling

which makes it  easy to read.

3 - Is able to explain in depth what they understand about climate change from what they learnt in class. Is able to show how all the evidence is linked.

 

Essay has a logical structure but some errors in grammar and spelling. Easy to follow the ideas written.

2 - Is able to explain what they understand about climate change from what they learnt in class and explains how all of the evidence is linked but lacks depth.

 

Essay does not have a logical structure and has  many errors in grammar and spelling which makes it difficult to read.

1 - Essay does not show sufficient evidence of understanding that all evidence is linked.

 

Essay does not have a logical structure and has many errors in grammar and spelling which makes it difficult to read.

 

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