Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on DNA/Genetics Part C: Language Arts

This Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on DNA/Genetics Part C: Language Arts lesson plan also includes:

Are you a non-ELA teacher looking to incorporate literacy skills and assignments into your curriculum? A lesson plan and its included worksheets are a great starting point for a unit on genetics. Although the lesson was originally designed as part of a larger unit on genetics, the overall sequencing of the lesson, as well as the rubrics, t-chart, writing and editing worksheets could all be used for a writing assignment on any topic. 

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson is very general, meaning you would have to supplement it in order to use is as intended
Pros

  • Versatile for use in numerous biology units
  • Works well as a cross-curricular activity between science and language arts, as learners write a persuasive essay on the pros and cons of cloning
Cons

  • None