Santa Cruz Island - Writing for Information

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After re-viewing a documentary segment on the restoration of Santa Cruz Island,, individuals craft an essay in which they compare the views of the various stake holders featured in the video and identify the point of view they find the most compelling.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups complete the comprehension checks and then use the information on the handouts to support the claims in their essay
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes class members have watched the documentary that launches this series of seven related lessons
  • Pupils should have experience crafting informational and persuasive essays that include comparing and contrasting viewpoints
  • The sixth lesson in the unit
Pros

  • The 20-page packet includes images of and fact sheets about the island fox and the bald eagle
  • Grammar worksheets and quizzes are also included
Cons

  • An essay rubric is not included